Sabrina is currently in Indiana with her family, which leaves me here with Nermal in Maryland. I stayed behind to check the final few things off the “To-Do” list. Most importantly, I’m supposed to fix the heater, rebuild the heads, and swap out the new solar panels. Because I’m here, I’m also in charge of packing the refrigerator.
As I live the life of a bachelor, I’ve had a couple of set backs with the fridge. Last week Nermal’s food tipped over, spilling some incredibly fishy gravy all over the fridge. I cleaned that up, but then made the mistake of defrosting some meat in the fridge without a plate beneath it. This morning I cleaned that bloody mess up, grumbling under my breath the entire time.
Both messes required me to remove all of our half full condiment bottles from the bottom of the fridge and wipe them off. I figured there had to be a better way, and I think I’ve found it. With the help of a label maker, some stack-able Rubbermaid containers, some free time, and the impetus of cleaning the fridge twice to get me started, I’ve cleared a LOT of room.
Now the offending condiments no longer will rattle around while on passage or fall over while we’re underway. The ones we use most often, i.e. mustard, salad dressing, etc. remain in their original packaging.
This will give us much more room to pack the fridge with fresh fruits and vegetables whenever we’re in port.
Now I have to buy more groceries to fill the open space that I made!