Rule #1: After cleaning your freezer, do not forget to turn the freezer back on again.
Last night I went out for a drink with my long-lost cousin, and while I was gone Mike and the boys treated themselves to some ice cream.
The only problem: the ice cream was mush.
Our refrigerator went on the blink earlier this year, and it had something to do with an ice block forming in the back of the freezer, blocking the vent, causing the whole fridge to stop working.
So he cleaned out all the contents of the freezer, and he also noted that the refridgerator temp was rather high.
He could not figure out the source of the problem, and he was about to call me on my cell phone to ask me if I knew what could have happened, when he noticed that the freezer wasn't turned on.
Yes. Stupid me. Thankfully, the frozen foods kept the temperature low enough that no food was ruined. (I had taken out a package of chicken breasts earlier that night, and they were frozen.)
Fortunately, tragedy was averted. What an idiot I am.