It’s cold outside, and the fridge smells like beer

Back in January during the polar vortex, our fridge in the garage exploded.

That’s a lie. The fridge itself didn’t explode, but the bottles of beer and glass jars I kept in there did. You know, pickles, juices and things like that.

We cleaned it out as best as we could while practically freezing to death. I went into the house and returned with a container of baking soda to help neutralize the beer odour in there.

It’s not working.

There are spots we missed that were too far back and hard to get to. To get to those spots I will need a bucket of hot, soapy water, some sponges, and a lot of time. Take out the drawers and shelves, do a whole thing. Maybe even use some bleach.

This has not happened. The garage is not insulated, and it’s just too cold. I’m waiting for a more pleasant day to tear that whole fridge apart and give it a good airing out. Maybe use the hose to spray down the removable parts and let them air dry in the sun.

Note to self: outsource this job to the kids.

The weather has not been cooperating with my plans. I’m even afraid to leave yogurt out there for fear that it’ll assume the beer scent. Same thing with cake. When my son recently turned 13 I bought him a huge black forest cake and had no place to put it inside the kitchen fridge. His cake had to be left on a table in the garage as opposed to inside that fridge. It was on a cake pedestal with a glass dome on top, so it was relatively safe, but still. I was worried about rodents getting in (they haven’t)…

The cake survived. And we ate the whole thing in three days so there’s that. 🙂

All this is preamble to my nonstop food challenges. Especially lately, what with all the carbs and sugar we’ve been consuming.

The whole purpose to have a backup fridge in the garage was to reduce some of this endless grocery shopping I do. We eat a lot of fresh veg, and fruit as well, we’re constantly running out.

So off I go shopping twice a week.  Until the weather improves and I can go clean out the fridge properly. Then I’ll buy more stuff and hope it’ll last us all week.

Speaking of weather, we watched the weather man on one of the local stations the other day explain to us that here in southern Canada, spring will not likely arrive until later in April. The cold fronts are here to stay for a while longer.

However, the prediction is that spring will arrive with a vengeance. The way I interpret that is we’ll go from heating the house to air conditioning the house within a matter of a week. Probably.

But I’ll take it. I’m ready. Let’s just get on with it.

 

 

4 thoughts on “It’s cold outside, and the fridge smells like beer

  1. Bless you. I think outsourcing this chore to the kids sounds like a win/win for everyone. Mainly you. Which, since you’re the one doing all the grocery shopping, make you the one that everyone needs to keep Happy!

    Wish I could send you some of our early spring warmth. Though today, it reverted back to cooler temps. I think Mother Nature got into your beer before it exploded.

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