I washed it out with baking soda and water a couple of times, but couldn't get rid of the "new freezer" smell. I could only air it out when I was home. I had visions of leaving the top up and going out, only to come home and find that the cat had tried to leap up there, fallen in, had the lid close behind her and suffocate her. Who's a worry wort? This girl!
I finally plugged it in yesterday. Bought some stuff for my little New Year's party-of-one and put the frozen things in there (mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, things like that) along with a box of baking soda specially designed for fridge and freezer use. Have you seen these? They have tear-away sides with fine mesh underneath them, so that all the funk can get right in that box. Nifty!
In other news, this may be the last picture I take for a while with my Lumix camera. I have now lost the replacement battery charger, which I bought to replace the original battery charger that came with the camera. Here's the kicker--they are both somewhere in this house, dang it! Last time I saw the replacement charger was when I juiced up the battery right before Thanksgiving. It must have been stowed somewhere in my cleaning frenzy. I did the same thing with the cord that connects the iPod to the computer. Found that this morning. Sigh. I know where to get another replacement, but I want to do a more thorough search of this place before I give up on it completely.
So until then, let me leave you with a couple of pictures I took over Christmas:
|The top of my sister's tree. I think my aunt gave her that a few years ago, but I may have just made that up.|
|Same tree, a bit farther down.|
|Daisy, in a rare moment of rest, next to a sign inviting Nature to do her worst. Two days later the Eastern seaboard got smacked with at least a foot of snow. We got a fraction of that, but the wind was fierce.|