A few days after January 1, I hurt my foot. I thought perhaps I had stepped on it wrong and sprained it. I knew I had a doctor's appointment coming up so I figured I would wait and see what he said. Each day that passed found me in more and more pain. I was unable to sleep; the mere touching of the sheet to my foot put me in extreme pain. What in the world had happened to me? Well to make a long story short, I had gout. I never, in all my life, figured I would ever get that. I thought that only heavy drinkers and old men got gout. Well, now I know that's not true. It has taken a full month for me to be almost back to normal but I had to start this story out with my ailment so you could appreciate my dilemma. For what it's worth......this gout was the worst pain I can remember having and that is including gall bladder attacks and childbirth.
So, anyway, while in the middle of having gout (right foot) I noticed an odor in my house. Just a whiff now and then .....sort of smelled like spoiled hamburger. I searched but could not find the culprit. The next day it was worse. I looked everywhere but the basement because I could not manage the stairs in my condition. I had to wait until my granddaughter came by the next day and have her check my freezer downstairs. By the next day you can imagine how bad the odor was. Sure enough my freezer had quit working and everything that was in it had thawed. It was still running and blowing hot, stinky air out into the basement.
I mostly had veggies in that freezer, but did have a 12 lb. turkey and some packages of chicken. THOSE were definitely the culprits. With her help everything was cleaned out and put into the garbage cans. I'm very lucky that I didn't have more in there and also that I was able to get everything out of here before some real damage was done.
These are but two of the MANY bad luck things that have happened since January 1st. I'll tell you more next time. Keeping my fingers crossed that the bad luck gods have become bored and are through toying with me.