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Cleaned my lenses. I normally wait until they're constantly itchy to do so, and then once clean, they're good for several more weeks. I know, this is horribly unhygienic, but I love my rigid gas-permeable lenses and the fact that I can abuse them so with no repercussions. (As opposed to soft lenses, which I washed daily and still got eye problems that led to blindness for several days while in junior high. No lie. This is why I will never wear softs again.)

Doing OK on xstitch.

Cleaned out some of the freezer. There's some stuff in the back, you know how it is - over a year old and likely edible, but why try? There's also a phenomenal amount of meat. Probably there's some freezerburn going on there, but that's what the slow cooker is for, to hide that kind of thing. ^_^ Still, I don't need to buy meat anytime soon, except maybe ground beef. Mostly what's in there is roasts and pork, for some reason. So I suppose I should get something out to thaw, huh? ^_^ Except it's almost noon already... maybe I can thaw something in anticipation of Saturday when we can eat meat again.

Also dislodged half-empty packages of vegetables, as freezerburn on those is likely worse. And discovered I've got about 3lb of frozen cranberries. I suppose after Lent is over, I can bake those into things (cookies, breads, etc.) but for now, back in the freezer.

All this is because Toly and I hope to shut down the "garage fridge" before much longer. It has a harder time keeping things cold because the garage isn't climate controlled. Mostly we've used it for freezer storage and to keep drinks, extra milk jugs, extra bread, etc. in it, but we'll save on the power bill if we shut it down and just keep everything in the "inside fridge" instead. Plus it's a good thing to clean out once in a while. ^_^ Tonight is trash night, so the discards spend a minimal amount of time between frozen and thawed and not so good.


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Mar. 23rd, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
Ah, you've discovered Unidentified Frozen Objects, have you?
Mar. 23rd, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
And I remember making that mini loaf of pumpkin bread, too! At a Christmas time... probably two years ago... ^^;;
Mar. 24th, 2006 02:43 am (UTC)
If you want to see a freezer full of meat, that will be my freezer tomorrow when 10kg of meat for the dog goes in. They like to help me pack it.

One of the local Sydney councils, in conjunction with an energy company, is doing a free collection and removal of old second fridges people have in their garages. They were saying the old units can generate up to half of a house's power bills because they were so inefficient.
Mar. 24th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
I'm not sure how old this one is, but it was here when we moved in, in 12/01. So it's at least that old, likely older. Plus trying to operate in a garage can't be helping it any.

It's so hard to give up that storage space, though! ^_^ But a chest freezer would likely suffer the same problem if kept in the garage.
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