Soooooooooo we are finally back in ol' Virginia. I am so happy to be home, but it was a bit disgusting finding our refrigerator broken when we walked in our oven/house. Apparently something in the freezer fell, and opened the freezer, and all the heat came in and melted/spoiled EVERYTHING! Then it all leaked into the fridge and clogged something so the fridge stopped working. And the smell was lethal.
I choked on a pretzel in the car on our way back, after 26 years of chewing fine, I somehow inhaled a pretzel, gagged, and threw up a lot on the side of the highway. It was bad. And smelly. If I hadn't thrown up then, I would have when we walked in the house. There were things growing that should not exist in the human world. I think the stench killed the colony of ants that were living in our kitchen. Unfortunately we now have fruit flies, which are far worse than ants. I think the saddest part is that I lost days worth of pitted cherries in the form of frozen pie fillings, as well as 12 jars of strawberry freezer jam in addition to ALL our condiments and frozen veggies and EVERYTHING!!! I have decided to make up for it during peach season...
On the flip side of things, Nick cleaned the fridge better than it has probably ever been cleaned in its life and he learned a lot about refrigerators in the process. I mopped the floor for the first time in months. And it appears today that our fridge is now working after Nick cleaned a few vents and things. There is still quite a smell lingering... but I am not sure that there is anything else to clean... maybe some baking soda will help clean things up a bit more.
Well, I am off to put the shelves back in! I will post pictures from our trip real soon, once I unpack the camera.