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Old 11-19-2012, 04:25 PM   #6971
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I've been putting it off for some time too. I usually pack as much food as I can into the freezer over the fridge and into coolers we have. Then I put pots of boiling water on each shelf and close the door. In about 20 minutes all the frost is water. Our freezer has a drain in the bottom which I ran to the sump hole. Relatively easy.
Yes. Maybe I just need to do the boiling water thing. It's cool in the basement, and just not melting very fast. Going to boil water...
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:44 PM   #6972
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Alright, the pans of boiling water (four of them) are fighting the ice in the freezer. I will check back in a few minutes to see who wins! ;)
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:48 PM   #6973
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Alright, the pans of boiling water (four of them) are fighting the ice in the freezer. I will check back in a few minutes to see who wins! ;)

Give it time. Keeping the door closed keeps the heat in so melting continues.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:51 PM   #6974
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Thanks Andy. The door is closed. I'm excited about organizing the food in there when it is done. It's been a mess for awhile. I found some food in there that tells me that it had been 4 years since I defrosted it last. :( actually I only threw away a little bit because it was 4 years old.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:01 PM   #6975
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Our chest freezer is about two years old. It doesn't have any frost yet. I really hope it stays that way.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:05 PM   #6976
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Okay, I am heading out now, time to do some more Christmas shopping

Have a great day/night everyone
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:26 PM   #6977
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:38 PM   #6978
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I managed to get all of the Christmas shopping done YAY

I have been wrapping them this afternoon
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:29 AM   #6979
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I managed to get all of the Christmas shopping done YAY

I have been wrapping them this afternoon
Good for you! Doesn't that feel great? I like to get the shopping done early so I can go out and "people watch" right before Christmas. Relaxing to watch the others shopping and rushing around when I am finished. I can enjoy a cup of tea while watching others scurry about. The decorations at the malls are much prettier when your shopping is finished. Also it leaves more time to drive around and look at the light displays.

Dud you play Christmas music while wrapping the gifts?
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:44 PM   #6980
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I used to order from catalogs a lot. Before you could order anything on line. Order from just one catalog, and your mailbox is never empty. So starting in October, I would look through each catalog, mark and fold down the corner of that page. By the end of October, I would have marked enough stuff to start seriously look at some items I had marked. All year I had stored in my mind, things folks would say that they would love to have one of "that." So as I went through the stack of catalogs, I started to order. Within a couple of days, I had everyone on my list covered and ordered for. Then I managed to awake the hate the mailman and UPS man had developed for me. It seems like every day there was a delivery.

By mid November I had everything wrapped. I now had time to enjoy the holidays. I loved going in town with my sister to different free Christmas concerts. Look at all the lights. Hear the music in the stores as I walked around. Listen to the street performers sing or play their instruments. And every year we managed to squeeze in going to the Boston Ballet to see "The Nutcracker". It wouldn't be Christmas if we missed that. We also loved going to the Trinity Church in Copley Square to hear the complete "Hallelujah". I miss doing all that. I was thinking of trying to get my daughter to go to a conceret with me. We will see.
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