|Tyson relieved that he is the one pulling the cord rather than running on the death trap!|
The past few weeks I've been too anxious about the "worst-case-scenario" described above, to do anything other than walk on our treadmill, until Tyson agreed to perform this experiment with me. He was sweet enough to go along with it, knowing it would ease my mind (and hopefully show me how badly I was over-reacting).
|The theme of my nightmares...an outdoor dental clinic!|
Realizing my defeat, I continued walking on the treadmill as I announce to Tyson that I would no longer be using it to run. "You're being irrational!" He teased. "Just use common sense and you shouldn't have any problem running on the treadmill on a day like today with clear weather and sunshine.!" I responded that the weather had nothing to do with the electrical situation here. This was Nigeria, and the electricity did whatever it wanted!! Tyson shook his head and walked away just as the power flickered, and I screeched to a halt barely catching myself. We both had a good laugh about it, and if I were any less of a perfect wife I would have said, "I told you so!"
In anticipation of the electrical situation in Nigeria, we shipped over 4 huge (and quite costly) machines called Uninterrupted Power Sources. They are better than generators because they keep the electricity going without any hesitation. We bought the machines for the sole purpose of keeping important things like computers, treadmills etc running during an outage. Unfortunately, they don't work here. Every time we plug one in, it alarms that the house has faulty wiring and isn't grounded. I'm no electrician, but I'm pretty sure that isn't good.
While at this grocery store, I spent some time doing a little browsing. I'd been warned about the frozen food section and I wanted to see it for myself.... Picture what the inside of your freezer would look like if it was left open and then randomly unplugged up to 30 times per day at varying intervals. I'm making you salivate for leathery pork-chops, freezer-burned veggies and drippy Popsicles aren't I? Seriously, it was horrific! I wonder what the health department would have said about the pool of defrosted Turkey blood dripping through the side of the cooler. Next time I'm near the freezer department I will take a picture of the forsaken frozen meats so everyone can enjoy the image that is forever (Freezer)burned in my mind. That is, if I can keep my gag-reflex under control long enough to get my camera out.
The rest of the frozen section looked fine, but the damage can't be thouroughly assessed through a package. Things like ice-cream have to be taken home before a complete inspection can be done. By then, it could be too late!
|The yellow price tag above says N3699.00. That means the Blue Bunny Ice-cream is roughly $23.15. The Price of Ben and Jerry's was a Kidney! I hope the freezer burn is worth it!|
|What the Frozen Food lacks, the bananas more than compensate for!!|