Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Look out world, I'm about to have a meltdown.  No, seriously, I am.

We rent, I don't know if I've mentioned that.  It generally is not important and so does not come up in conversations or posts.  Anyway, the point of this post is that our refrigerator/freezer stopped working.  Have you ever stopped to wonder how much money is sitting in your fridge?   Probably at least a couple of hundred dollars right?  Well, oh well, that blows but that's something I can get over if I have to.  Some things may be able to be salvaged.  Other things will get thrown out but there's a grocery store right across the street.  Nothing in there is irreplaceable . . .

Oh wait, I'm a nursing mother who has been planning on possibly going back to school when my daughter's 6 months old and who wants to continue to give her breast milk for a full year.  So, naturally, I have been pumping for almost the whole of her existence as well.  Never mind I have 4 1/2 months worth of saved milk in my freezer.  No problem that all of that has to get disposed of now.  No, really, sweet landlord and lady, please, take your time and call me back within an hour to let me know what you're going to do!!!




City Mom said...

I literally said "Oh, no" outloud when I started reading the second paragraph. I knew what you were going to say.

That is terrible, awful, horrible! We used to call my stored milk 'Liquid Gold' because it was so precious and hard to get and save!

I am so sorry that this happened to you. What a pain!

I feel I can't leave you without trying to add something positive, so I will say that at least all that pumping would have stimulated and kept up your milk supply. So it's not a TOTAL waste.

I had to really stretch to get that piece of positivity out on this one!

Shell said...

My jaw dropped at the thought of losing all that milk! OH, NO!!!!

Sandra said...

Yes, I think your meltdown is in order...melt away!

The Bonjour Four said...

OH NO!!! how awful. i am soooo so sorry. wow. I hope you are able to save it. :(

Ameena said...

I had a similar thing happen with my fridge/freezer. I hope that you are able to salvage your food, etc!

I think that a phone call on the hour, every hour to your landlord is in order!

Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress said...


Wow, you sound so calm though. I'd be stringing together a bunch of expletives in creative ways!

Courtney said...

I know all about the frustration of renting when something goes out. Especially if your landlord is a jerk. (Like ours was). Hope you guys get it taken care of SOON!! Hugs!!

Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom) said...

Oh no! This makes me want to cry. I know how precious that milk is. I hope they get it fixed ASAP!!

Good luck :)

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