Monday, March 23, 2009
got a spare fridge?
I have been in Mom mode for the past few days. S1 and S2 are on spring break and since both are broke (and I am evil and refuse to pay for them to go party somewhere) they have been hanging around here...which truthfully would be great except for a few kinks in the chain. S1 came home, not so much because he loves his mommy so much, but mostly because he has the flu and needed to be pampered. Honestly though, it is what I do best so I am happy to oblige. So flu is a negative but having mom wait on you, make soup for you, check to make sure you are comfy...well, those are all pluses. S2 is home, but I have hardly seen him. Many of his old high school friends are home on break too so he has been out visiting. Except this morning. About a year ago he got pulled over for not coming to a complete stop at a red light. In his defense, he was in a bad part of a city 20 miles north of us, it was night, he was lost and he was scared shitless. He was thrilled when he got pulled over, at least THAT guy had a gun that would protect him. Anyway, the officer was kind enough to write the ticket for a benign event, bringing it down from a moving violation (that would have raised S2's insurance) to just not having his license on his person (which he did but like I said the office was cutting him a break, since the ticket was already started, he had to change it to something less "horrible" than gliding through a red light in scaretown.) So fast forward a year later, this has been bounced from that county to this county and back to that county again and we get a letter last week that there is an arrest warrant out for my sweet boy. HOLY SHIT. We got in touch with the court people, and this morning S2 went to scaretown (though in daylight it is less scary) and faced the judge. BigD went too. Kind of a bonding morning. The judge was delightful, laughed with S2 (who was wearing khaki's a light brown shirt with a thin gold stripe, and a gold tie. He looked awesome. I am sure the judge appreciated the way S2 looked as looking around, most of the characters that were there for one thing or another, had their pants saggin to the knees, and loaded with logo wear, sideways hats...well you get my drift). Mr. Judge, waived the court cost, waived the fines, and told S2 if he takes 48 cans of food to the local food-back, he would be a free man :). Sounds good to me. I really didn't want my handsome 19 year old becoming one of Bubba's bitches on the inside of the barbed wire fence. Now to continue with this morning. When they left I went to the kitchen to get a frozen waffle and noticed that something was dripping in the freezer, and the rug in front of the fridge was soaking wet. Upon further inspection, my keen eye noted that there was NO ice in the large ice dispenser, it had all melted. Then my sharp mind deduced that if the ice melted to water, the frozen food might be nonfrozen. CRAP. So, I spent the morning cooking all the thawed meats, chickens, fishies, and anything else that needed to be cooked before refreezing. I delved into the bowels of the basement, plugged in the old freezer and now all that cooked food is hopefully safe till I get my new fridge. Now, this also could be a negative (like the flu) but I am choosing to not worry about where the hell I am getting the bucks to buy a new fridge/freezer....instead I am going to enjoy the fact that, hell, I'm getting a new fridge! I have hated this one since the day we bought it 20 years ago. It is a side by side and the freezer portion isn't even wide enough to contain a pizza....so good riddance!! I will hop on over to the local homeydepot and pick out a new chillation device for chez nuts. BigD picked out the last one, so I told him I get to pick out this one. I guarantee you, he will not like it. I am staying simple. He wants bells and whistles. I want energy efficient. He wants expensive looking. I want black. He wants white. (I may have to give on that one as our dishwasher is white and our oven...that will die any day now too...is also white) I don't like the white though because over time, it yellows and looks dirty. Input anyone?? So if I have been quiet it is because of work, a sick kid that needs nurturing, and cooking enough food to feed all of you dinner tonight along with getting all of our tax stuff ready for today and filing the ever annoying FAFSAaaaaaa that needs to be done to determine how much the college munchkins will get in financial assistance. Boring post. If I were you, I wouldn't even bother reading it. (I probably should have put that as the first line:)