You know one of the lousiest feelings in the world? Opening your fridge at 11:30 on a Sunday night and discovering that it has died.
And then inspecting the temperature and aroma of the food inside and determining that it has evidently been dead for quite some time.
I know that because that's what I did last night.
Once we called in our maintenance request to the main office and spent some time feeling sorry for ourselves and texting our mothers for sympathy, Michelle and I emptied the entire fridge and freezer and threw all of the contents away.
For the most part it was very disheartening to see so much money and food go to waste. However, a small part of me saw the whole event as a blessing in disguise because there was some turkey and eggs in there that had seen better days and/or months and it's quite possible that this unfortunate appliance demise saved us from a serious bout of food poisoning.
By the time we finished with the clean out, we had cheered up and were focusing on the new replacement fridge that we hoped to get.
And also giving thanks that we were able to salvage a handful of items.
Namely, lemon juice, soda, coffee, and wine in a box shaped like a purse.