This week has been a nightmare. Its been 3 months since Gracie`s injury. It had`nt healed, save for a granulation that kept on breaking open. So she has`nt been ridden but once, and that was very lightly. The flies have been a real issue this summer, although we have had a wonderful heat wave, the Cleggs have been awful! Millions of the big buggers! Horrible black shiny looking flies, suck the blood of most any animal, even humans, and after they have bitten, the swelling is horrendous!
I have been covering myself in “jungle formula” repellent, works, until the sweat washes it off! Still must`nt grumble. But the main problem this week was the Freezer! It lives outside in a large shed. Dry and comfortable, it has worked away for years quietly and efficiently. Then two days ago, it decided to call it a day. It never bothered to let us know, just fell silent and began to defrost. If it had`nt been for my need to use a specific tool to clean the chainsaw? I would never have noticed the freezers demise. I had the tool in my hand, and was about to leave the shed, when I became aware of the silence. No humming sound, no gentle throb of the motor. So I took a querulous look to see. To my dismay, there were no lights, not one indicator light showing.
“PANIC!”……………….Check electric? All there, check pugs, all ok, …..OMG! Lift lid of freezer? …………..There inside was the gradual defrosting food, months of supplies, all going to waste fast!…………….Then began the frantic dash with bags of semi frozen food to friends houses, we managed to save quite a bit, but there are a few we could `nt. So last night we cooked and ate enough party food for a lifetime!!!………….I felt pretty full! One can only eat so much ice cream, chocolate cake and Gateaux! Never mind. Our new freezer is arriving on Tuesday. I trawled the local stores, but no one stocked such a large freezer! Finally got one on line, couriered down to us. Now is there anything else that is going to happen?