Monday, November 22, 2010

What is your Quest?

It's only his first day of vacation and already Ernest is bored. He doesn't like any of the fun quests I have suggested for him:
  • take all his shoes upstairs
  • bring down his sheets to wash
  • pick up the trash and dishes in his room
What's wrong with those? He's just going to have to think of something on his own.

Meanwhile, my quest for the day was to find out what was making that stinking smell in the refrigerator. It wasn't any kind of leftovers. I'm really good about cleaning them out, after all my childhood traumas of mistakenly opening my aunt's stinky cheese containers. I pulled out everything, including the shelves, and found some suspicious pink dribbles along the shelf tracks. Aha! Stinky meat juice. I have washed the entire interior and it is clean, organized and ready to be stuffed full of Thanksgiving goodies.

But then my nose was overly sensitive, and I could smell the garbage, so I also cleaned out the cabinet under the sink. I see in the picture I forgot the toe kick so it's back on hands and knees for me.

WHAT... is your quest?
And more trivially, WHAT... is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?


Life As I Know It said...

ugh. you are reminding me that I desperately need to clean out my fridge. That and mopping the floor are possibly the worst chores ever.

smalltownmom said...

@Life as I Know It -- Oh. I agree! I only do it if I have to. My son found me later, lying on the floor trying to clean that darn toe kick. Why did we make them white??? Black would have looked so much better and you couldn't see the dirt.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh no! Laughed out loud at your fun list of things for him to do : ) We have been doing lots of fun things. I am ready for a rest already! Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

When we first moved into this house, there was a horrible order in the built-in fridge. It smelled like something died in there. I pulled out the shelves and drawers. I cleaned them and wiped down everything inside. Still stinky. I wiped everything down again and put a box of baking soda inside. Still stinky. I cleaned some more. Still stinky. I pulled out the shelves and drawers. Again. And as I was putting them back in I noticed that stuck up against the back wall way down low behind where the drawer fit into the fridge there was a package of lunch meat. I don't know what kind of lunch meat because the date on it said that it had expired two years prior. Two years! True story. I don't know how the prior owners lived with that odor.

Okay, sorry to start of your Thanksgiving weekend with a story that would have been better on Halloween. :-)

But seriously, have a Happy Thanksgiving! Will pumpkin ice cream be involved in your holiday?

Jason, as himself said...

Ewwww! Stinky meat juice! That's the worst.

Although rotten beans in a container in the very back of the fridge are pretty damn awful.

And what Cheri said? NASTY!