Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Four Months Later, Just Like That

Sometimes when I'm talking to my husband, I wonder if he is listening. I can have an entire conversation with him, discussing future events, what needs to be done around the house, things happening with the kids and a few days later, when I give him an update, he gives me a blank look, like the information I am sharing with him is the first time he has heard it, even though we've had a thirty minute conversation days before in which I said this and he said that.

Last December I mentioned to my husband that I was going to have to defrost the chest freezer in the basement, it had frozen treats from the previous summer and meats that were at least a year old, let alone the frost buildup on the sides. I've been going through the freezer each week since Christmas, either trying to use what is in it or sending items to the green bin for recycling weekly. It's been a slow process but the freezer has been coming down, I'd say I am down to the last third of the freezer.

Last week my husband unplugged the freezer. I recently discovered it was unplugged. I spent several hours cleaning it, sending what was left to the green bin and basically cleaning up a sopping sticky mess.

I asked my husband why he would unplug the freezer, he said he remembered me mentioning I was planning on cleaning it out. I told him maybe he could have let me know he had unplugged it and he gave me a somewhat bewildered look, because wasn't it me that had mentioned how I wanted to clean out the freezer and he was only trying to help. Help, yeah, that's what he was doing. I don't know if I have enough time for any more of his help.

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