Saturday, August 29, 2009

Disaster! Strikes Again

The circuit breaker in our garage decided to trip.
Our freezer couldn't function with lack of electricity.

This was not discovered until Friday at 2:35PM. I have no idea when the power actually went out.

4 months of breast milk. Totaling about 4-500$$ in formula terms. GONE.
8 packages of bacon.
3 pints of blueberries.
2 bunches of overripe bananas.
2 weekends worth of extra pancakes.
1/2 rack of barbecued pork spare ribs, already marinated and ready to crockpot.
4 packages of frozen tilapia filets.
4 cartons of ice cream.

I am the most upset about the breastmilk. Although the icecream hurts too. Do you have any idea how much of my time that was? I am guessing days, maybe even weeks worth of my life that I can never get back. We are back at square one. I have maybe 1 weeks worth of extra milk that was in the fridge/freezer combo inside.

J had to throw the milk away. Too emotionally charged for me. I was envisioning violent ends for the chest freezer as it was. It took J almost 2 hours to pour out all my milk and remove the melted contents from the freezer.

Gallons here people. Gallons of milk.
Silver Lining? I'm grateful that nothing was rotting yet. That would have made this whole thing 10 times worse. This is a half effort to find something good in this. I wouldn't call this a silken lining, this is more of a, see through cheesecloth type of lining.


And then, we had no night nurse.

I really do feel sometimes, that I live in a tragedy, or at best, a comedy of errors.

Spent part of the night baking and cooking.

I'm trying the famous, taste alike Cafe Rio recipes this weekend while my parents are visiting, to help me get rid of the extra food!

And be on the lookout for a cookbook review coming very soon! Been busy recipe testing for that as well.


Annie said...

Yikes, that's so sad! I think I would cry over the breast milk. That's like liquid gold.

Best of luck with your freezer recovery. . .

And please post how your Cafe Rio goes! I tried a few recipes a month ago, and LOVED them. I'd like to know if your recipes are any different.

Kathy said...

I agree the breast milk is just such a loss! We depend on even our simple technology and it can just trip us up when they fail.

Terry said...

Eesh. That's so sad and maddening ! All that waste, all those cooking possibilities to be thrown in the trash.