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15 March 2011 @ 09:50 am
thinks to do…  

…this morning:
- clean the kitchen
- empty the fridge of all the stuff ruined by the Great Power Outage of 2011
- eye the freezer to try to determine if things were ruined by the GPO2011
- go buy some essentials like milk & baby yogurt to replace the above etc etc etc
- get laundry started

- get a shopping order put in
- buy tickets to Chess
- tidy and ideally vacuum the living room

…in the next 24 hours:
- get books signed, enveloped, and addressed

…in the next 48 hours:
- get books into the mail
- an Elegant Legacy update

…this week:
- catch up on the 6K & counting I’ve fallen behind in writing *whimper*
- go to the Steve McCurry photo exhibition, nevermind that this is about 100% incompatible with the immediate previous goal
- get over this god. damned. cold

…& other things as they occur
- like update jumbletown
- and make bread
- and wash the diaper wraps :p

(x-posted from the essential kit)
anthony_lionanthony_lion on March 15th, 2011 10:59 am (UTC)

How long was the power out?

Stuff in the freezer should normally be able to take quite a long absence of power as long as nobody opens it.
(Assuming that you have one that was built the last 15 years or so, and it isnt places in direct sunlight)

I've been told that some people who has room in their freezer leave an ice cube on a small plate or in an open box at the top. If the cube has melted, the rest is also ruined. (This is of course a myth. Freezers are either jam-packed with ancient roasts, sausages or mystery meats bought cheaply years ago and which no one in their right mind will ever eat... or food is thrown in and removed so often that you might just as well mount revolving doors on it. In the first case, there's not even room for an ice cube, and in the second, it would probably end up disappearing towards the bottom together with that lone steak that everyone knows is in there but can't find... )
kitmizkit on March 15th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
About 36 hours. A fuse blew and nobody could figure out where. And yeah, it looks like probably everything's okay. Possibly the stuff at the top should be discarded, but the frost buildup around the top hadn't managed to fully melt yet, so the thaw clearly wasn't too bad.
desperancedesperance on March 15th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
You forgot:

- be easy on yourself
- sit down and read for an hour
- play with Young Indie
- have another glass of wine
kitmizkit on March 15th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
I actually did finish reading a book! And I don't drink, so the wine not so much. But yeah. :) <3