I shouldn't be taking the time for this (says The New Me), but I really want to share and not get too behind in my blogging (justifies The Old Me).
Mother Nature gave us one HECK of a reprieve these past 24 hours. WOW! I'll bet the snow melted and compacted about a FOOT yesterday! There were even little spots of (gasp!) gravel showing on the winter driveway as I slopped home on it late last night!
The sun was out all day yesterday, and the temps in town were in the low 40s. We always get this hint of spring-to-come in midwinter: I think she (Ma Nature) knows that we need the reassurance that spring really WILL come one day. At work, I heard that it was 63 (insane!) at the far north end of the county, 60 miles away from the tempering lake. Could that be? Of course, that reading would have been taken in the sun, but still . . . . I wondered what the high reading at Swamp River Ridge had been?
When I left Mama and Papa Pea's last night after our 2nd month's Reading Night (during which I got the custom-made hat 99% finished - yay!), it was 33 degrees. When I got home (and so much farther from the lake), it was 43 degrees! At nearly, what, 10:00 PM? Crazy! I punched buttons on the weather station to bring up the day's high. Guess what it was? 62!!!! Holy moley, rocky! No WONDER I lost so much snow!!!
We're slated for the temps to drop back into the norms of the high teens and low twenties soon, but, for now, I'll take the melting. Today is a heavy, heavy cloudy day, so there won't be much more melting, but that snow is DEFINITELY still compacting! As I write, it's still 37 degrees.
More later, I hope (I've got another crazy-busy week!), but first, I need HELP!
After cleaning out the refrig (it is nice and shiny!), it still smells horrible. There was no one truly nasty thing in there, but whatever was the infectant has gone through the plastic wrap or cardboard walls of EVERYTHING (good) in there! It's not a rotten smell / taste but, instead, a very mold-spores one. Even the wrapped cheese tastes like it!
While I may have to give up the remaining good food to the poultry, I still would like to know how to remove the smell from the refrig. ANY SUGGESTIONS? I've done the newspaper trick (allowing newspaper to sit inside to soak up the smells and then remove / replace it). I've taken out the cardboard egg carton. I've got a nearly-empty container of baking soda sitting in there open. What else can I DO????
Happy grey Thursday. I hope the sun is shining - or the weather at least good - where you are! :)