Friday, June 29, 2012

The Death of My Deep Freeze

My parents found an old deep freeze a couple of years ago that someone was just throwing away so they gave it to us. I dreamed of bulk buying, and menu planning a month in advance. I did do some bulk buying but the menu plans didn't happen. Still, I loved the fact I had a deep freeze that opened up my options on things I could do or dream about doing.

When we moved into our house the owners before us had a deep freeze in the garage so that is where we decided to put ours. It worked for them right? That summer was one of the hottest summers on record. I read this year that putting a freezer in the garage where it is exposed to the extreme heat of summer is actually bad for it and can run up your electric bill. I decided to move the deep freeze in house as soon as the first mild heat wave of the summer hit!

As soon as my husband got it in the house it started leaking brown liquid everywhere, by the next morning it stank to high heaven! My amazing and wonderful husband looked to see if it could be repaired but it was beyond help. Sadly we moved it outside and let it sit in the yard while we tried to figure out what to do with it.

A few days later two men approached my husband and said, "That deep freeze broken?"
Tom, "Yes...."
Men, "Can we have it?"
Tom, "sure........I guess..... it is completely broken and stinks."
Men, "No problem! Thank you so much for letting us have it! You don't know what this means to us!"
Tom, "ummm.... Your welcome.... Thank you for taking it away!"

Two minutes later they pulled into our drive way loaded it up and drove away with huge smiles on their faces as though we had done them a favor!

I will miss my deep freeze but I am glad it is gone!

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