Well, I bid a sad farewell to our faithful ol' freezer yesterday. I just have to get over the attachment I make with inanimate things. I have to. I watched for the truck to lower the new one, having already emptied out the old. It was small...and I wasn't sure everything would fit in it. I really stewed on that one. Then the new one could have basically been picked up by the 2 delivery guys without the handtruck. But oh my, did they struggle with the heaviness of the old one.
I am trying to convince myself that the new one, though lighter, might have new space age material making it light but economical, energy-wise.
So the new one comes in...and I am thrilled. It's clean. No dents. No duct tape holding the doors closed. PLUS it has a lock on the door...way cool. So family, if you come while I am out of town, and need the meat inside, you know where the key is kept...with the other keys, naturally.
Then I start to load...and guess what? It all fit with spots to spare. Fewer shelves but more head space. I'm happy. The food is happy to be so solidly frozen. And it even held the 2 turkeys and the ham! That is very nice. Worries gone.