Friday, September 23, 2011

What Died in the Garage?!

A couple of weekends ago, I meant to take out our Halloween/Fall decorations. The reason I didn't is because our garage is so stuffed, I couldn't even reach the boxes where they were stored. Of course, that didn't motivate me at all to de-clutter it. 

I'll tell you what did, the stench! Sun Kissed Husband and I thought something had died in there. So we took everything out of the garage readying ourselves for a dead rat. But the smell was so nasty that perhaps a raccoon had crawled in and croaked.

After taking everything out, we found no dead critters. The smell was coming from the garage refrigerator. The freezer part was left opened, thawed all the meats, and let out a lovely, someone-died, aroma. 

We scrubbed the refrigerator and the floors and put everything back. I didn't have the energy to take out even more boxes to decorate for Halloween. Actually, it was so hot out, I just wanted to float in a pool. Preferably an infinity pool, far away from raw-meat fragrance. 

The good thing that came out of the fiasco is that we decided to get rid of a lot of things in the garage (to, I don't know, make room for a car perhaps) and are holding a garage sale this Saturday.  

What are your weekend plans? They HAVE to be funner than our Saturday plans!

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A Vintage Vine said...

Funny, my garage refrig died a few months ago...Luckily I found out before the complete thawing had begun! Hope garage sale is a success! I need to have one too!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is too funny! we actually had a small animal die in the wall of our house in louisiana... thankfully it was a wall in the guestroom, but we couldn't go in that room for a month- it was horrible! and we couldn't do anything about it except wait for it to go away! ick!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Well, we probably would have to have something die in our garage for us to clean it! WE haven't been able to get a car in that place for two years...a lot of it my fault...too many yard sale finds! Glad it was just the fridge and not an army of dead critters.

Susan said...

Oh nasty! I accidentally put a container of ground turkey on top of the fridge while I was cleaning once, and forgot to put it back. It REEKED! The garage sale sounds like fun, good luck! (OH and those infinity pools are GORGEOUS! Sigh!)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I know that smell! Our refrigerator died while we were out of town one year. It was horrid! But we were living on base at the time and they brought us a new one because they could not get rid of the smell! Plus renters insurance paid for all the food we lost and for us eating out while we waited for a new one :)

laxsupermom said...

Ick, rotting meat, yuck! If it makes you feel any better we had a skunk seek refuge in our garage during the recent floods. Don't ask me how it got in there.

Hope your sale was a success!

Joanna said...

I know that smell...Ew..yuckity yuck!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I've smelled that particular scent before, and it's horrible! I'm sorry about your freezer, but at least it wasn't a dead raccoon!

Good luck with your yard sale! I'm going to a consignment sale with my daughter. :) I'm hoping to find a portable crib.

Peter said...

rotting meat, that really smell...

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