Rolaids Spell R*E*L*I*E*F
Have you ever been in a situation where your heart just fell into your stomach?
The filter on our pool died last night. Okay. Not a big deal.
This morning I went out to the van to get something and noticed a puddle of water by the deep freeze. Didn't think anything of it. Why? Too tired to have it register. (Remember the barking dog from the previous post).
Anyway, fast forward to this evening. We were headed out to grab a few things at Costco and the puddle had gotten bigger. I was more awake and it registered - deep freeze is THAWING. I open it and it sounds like a waterfall in there. Water is dripping everywhere and some of our things are no longer frozen. GRRR!! Nothing had spoiled but I was frustrated. I buy extra bread, tortillas, cheese, meat and fruit whenever I can and then I freeze it. I've lost that storage!
Now, my brain feels like it's wading through sludge right now, but slowly, every so slowly it dawned on me that these two items died around the same time. I had Hubby go out and check the breakers. He messed with it a little, but said it didn't look like anything had been tripped. He flipped the one for the outside outlets anyway, just in case. I went into the garage and noticed that the outlet has a surge protector on it. I pushed the little button and then listened as my deep freeze sprang to life! HURRAH! Then Hubby went out and plugged the filter in.... and it worked! HURRAY HURRAH! I know it's silly, but the relief I felt was so fantastic and overwhelming! Actually, the surge of emotions has left me feeling quite exhausted. I think I might have to send Hubby out for some peanut M&M's or a Snickers bar or something! And apparently I should have been an electrician. Cause I'm so good at that wiring and electric-y stuff ;)