As I always do in a moment of crisis, I called the handy husband for his opinion. Because he always has good advice. And then I avoid the "well, you should have done this..." conversation that usually happens if I don't call. The Handy advice was, "Unplug it for 5 minutes."
Done, and the display started working again and said 71 degrees. Room temperature. And I had to leave the house right that minute or I wouldn't make it to the airport on time. So Frank agreed to check the fridge periodically to see if it started to cool down again, and if it didn't the Handy Husband would call for repairs.
And it did cool down again ...
What the frickety-frack happened? Maybe it was left ajar overnight just enough that the light stayed on? Who knows? When I got home I threw out milk, eggs, chicken, mayo, yogurt, whipped cream, batter blaster, leftovers...anything I thought would kill us. I did keep the condiments on the lower shelves, and the things in the bins, as they were still cool to the touch.
I wish I could find a song called "Refrigerator Blues." Anyone want to write some lyrics?
This seems the opportune time to post a picture of the fridge, like many other bloggers have done. So here's mine. It's a lot emptier now!
- See the HonestAde Cranberry Lemonade on the top shelf? My kids are addicted to it.
- Me, I like Perrier mixed with a splash of Pomegranate juice (next to the milk).
- How many different kinds of salad dressing do we have????
- The industrial size maple syrup from Costco is almost empty. (The kids make their own pancakes.)
- There are those yummy Rainier cherries.
- GASP, is that some Pace picante sauce hiding behind the Perrier? Someone won't like that.