Saturday, November 1, 2008

THIS scared the bejeesus out of me

Today we took on a chore we haven't tackled in 10 years. We pulled the refrigerator out and cleaned under and behind.

It was the scariest thing I've ever seen!!!

You would not believe the items that had fallen back there and the dirt was deep enough to start some seeds. The dust had mingled with various liquids that had leaked out through the door over 10 years and created a whole new element. We had to use an ice scraper to get it loose.

I think I've caught malaria or cholera from that pile of disgusting mess.

You will be blog Queen/King for a day if you can guess what the image to the left has to do with this chore.

Tonight we travel to an old-fashioned supper club to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. To some folks, that would be scary too but to us it's cause for a party! Or at the very least a nice steak.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Stop scaring me. We need to clean behind the fridge in the place we just bought, odds knows how long it's been since it's been cleaned behind.

Thanks for the great coaster! I'll be blogging about it later.

Shan said...

OMG I am terrified. Seriously, who ever remembers to clean behind their refrigerator??? I have a hard enough time cleaning in FRONT OF my refrigerator. Mad props to you for accomplishing such a horrible chore.

I have no idea about the image. None whatsoever. However, congrats and happy anniversary!!!

Some Guy said...

Yeah, we moved the fridge recently when we sanded the floors. Nasty.

Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Have a good dinner! (Avoid the carrots.)

themom said...

Happy Anniversary! Didn't you know there are just some places we should never go - another dandy place to avoid is under and behind the stove!!! Would that woman be catching cobwebs on the ceiling?

FranIAm said...

Happy anniversary!!

I never used to do that job but when I moved in with my husband, I have been making him help me to do this.

The first time - as you can see - is the worst.

Missy said...

Is that an ad that fell from a time warp that you found behind the fridge?

Madame Leiderhosen said...

Happy Anniversary! What an odd but ingenious way to celebrate. I reckon if you can deal with that kind of mess, you can deal with two decades of marriage. You have proved your mettle, Baby!

I am happy to say that Stoned Landlady wedged the refrigerator under the cabinetry that that sucker is going nowhere. Whatever is behind it, we will never know.

The image must be from advert for some cleaning product or ice scraper. Scary perfect teeth and eyeliner.

tshsmom said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Mnmom said...

Everyone, that lady is DUSTY SPRINGFIELD!!!
Get it? DUSTY?

Anonymous said...

Don't remind me about dusting. I've got two weeks worth of it waiting for me back at my place.

themom said...

Hey - how is that evil Michelle Bachmann doing in the polls up there? I can't find anything. So very curious.

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary! That's great!

Now I'm worrying about what might be mutating under our refrigerator.

kirelimel said...

I hate to admit it but I do clean under the fridge often as well as the stove. I know, I know, it's too clean of me but in my defense...we have a huge hairy shedding beast of a dog and his fur might kill the inner workings of the fridge- I have to roll it out and vacuum at least once a month or I have nightmares that the compressor will die leaving nothing but a large white upright coffin in the kitchen.

I have other problems that are just as silly. And many that are more so.