things are looking up

The best thing I heard today: "That's all we need. Let me help you out to the car." - said by the nurse as Brooklynn was discharged from the hospital and we headed home. The second best thing I heard today: The sound of ice in the freezer's ice maker a few minutes after we walked into the house. The fridge is working again.  Maybe it was the expired food I got rid of. Maybe it was the dust I blew off of the compressor coils the last time I was home. We'll keep an eye on it, but I'll take it.

The bad: All of the nasty meat juice and frozen veggie pieces that fell to the bottom of the freezer when it thawed are now frozen solid in one mass on the bottom. Hopefully it will all come out in one big piece and we don't have to defrost again to clean it.