Another late night phone call to Papa on the island tonight. Not much he could do, I guess, but I needed the moral support. Sorry Papa, for waking you up on a Sermon Night (vs. he used to have School Night's).
Papa was home for a couple of days this week. Yippee!!! Mama went shopping without children for the first time in 2.5 months. Mama "power shopped" for 5 hours ... stocking up on EVERYTHING. Mama had made menus for the next 6 weeks, and filled the refrigerators and freezers with all kinds of yummy things.
Mama went out to the old refrigerator in the garage tonight to discover that ... it wasn't working. Oh no!!! Mama quickly threw all of the freezer meat into our large upright freezer. (Don't know why Papa put it in the smaller freezer after the shopping trip.) "Lost" a 1/2 gallon of Mama's favorite Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream. Sad! Then, surveyed the refrigerator items. It was full of probably $50 worth of milk, cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese ... and, of course, strawberries from yesterday's 100#s.
The young ones were in bed, and Kati, Ben, & Hosanna were off watching fireworks at a little local summer festival, which left Mama all alone to deal with the situation. Ugh!
The inside refrig. would have been considered "full" already ... but I knew I had to make room. Pull everything out. Rearrange. Carry all dairy products in from the garage. Stuff ... cram ... overload ... and pray that the door closes. Whew!
Right when I closed the refrig. door ... the Big Kids walked in. Perfect timing.