Friday, March 12, 2010

Dirty, Embarrassing Confessions

I didn't know about it. I swear. I'm not normally this naive. But somehow I missed it - even after all these years. It's embarrassing. And not just a little bit disgusting. My discovery horrified me.

But at least now it's clean.

And I'm here to save all of you who might not know.

That bottom shelf in the fridge - the one that holds the big drawers for the fruits and veggies -it comes out of the fridge AND it also comes apart.

I'm still sick and work is slow, so I decided to stay home today. I felt some energy kick in around 9ish and decided to tackle at least one big project. No kids this week means a fairly empty fridge, so what better time to clean the thing? It has been weeks, months, years a long time since I took everything out of the fridge and wiped it all down.

As I got to the bottom of the fridge, I took the big drawers out and began wiping the very bottom of the fridge. Somehow I bumped the shelf - the one I thought was stationary and immovable for eight years when suddenly it popped up somehow. And I realized I could take it out.

Then I became afraid. Very very afraid. What would I discover if I took it out?

Are you sure you want to know?

I discovered a little mini 4" shelf in the waaaaaay back of my fridge that this glass shelf sat on top of (the very back of the glass shelf being opaque so you can't see the mini shelf - stupid design). And red and black and blue and green things have oozed under and created quite the menagerie of disgusting, sticky puddles.

The puddles have been eradicated, and my fridge is so clean and happy.

If I have saved even one person, my personal shame and embarrassment have been worth it!


Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Been there done that. I thought it was surely the cure for cancer, however my scientist friend said no.

ChiTown Girl said...

Girl, all that did was make me NEVER want to open that thing!! ;-)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Isn't it great how when we stay home from work because we are sick we do worse work than the work we stayed home too sick to do?

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm not listening. Lalalalalala.

Busy Bee Suz said...

So funny. I think that FOR SURE, you have saved 3 people from a sure death. :0

Lana@The Kids Did WHAT?! said...

Oh man. Now I have to make sure I don't bump any "stationary" shelves in my fridge!

This is so ironic - My best friend and I were just saying the other day how neither one of us had EVER cleaned UNDER our fridges. EVER. I hope to keep it that way too!

-- the word verification is "mortac". That's probaly some scientific name for the grumblies you found, eh? --

Carol P. said...

We're solving that by getting a new fridge. Comes on Weds. Not because I'm afraid to clean the old one, but because the old one needs yet another $200+ repair part for the same part that keeps failing every 2+ years just out of warranty. Rather than replace it for the 3rd time, we're giving up....

Verf word is shirk, which is what I'm doing when it comes to cleaning this fridge out :)

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Ha! I never feel energetic enough to tackle the fridge. I am always forced into cleaning it by some kind of major spill.

Newsed6 said...

Been reading for about a year... I don't know how you stand living next to your ex. I've got such ex issues that are choking me right now, if I had to live next door, well, it wouldn't be nice.

I'm in Virginia too, about an hour south of you, as much as I can tell.

Keep writing!