Last Friday we went into town to celebrate Thanksgiving (more on that later), then stayed the night, and decided to do our shopping on Saturday before catching a boat back home.
I felt comfortable, settled, like I was living the "norm" as we wandered through the market selecting our produce, stopped by the ice shop to fill our cooler, bought some meat and dairy products... A cruise ship had docked sometime earlier and there were all these crazy old palangis running around everywhere like chickens with their heads cut off. It was nice to feel like I knew what I was doing.
We got home Saturday evening, enjoyed a few of our purchases then and on Sunday. This morning, Monday, we decided to have eggs and bacon and coffee with real milk. That's when it all started falling apart.
It seems that, though we had created a safe little carrying nest for the eggs we had purchased, a few of them broke...and then sat for two days...spilling and drying and stinking all over the other eggs.
Also, though we had attempted to seal the packaged meat we bought, the water (because, ya, the ice had ALREADY melted), was a brownish reddish smells-of-meatish-color. Disturbing.
Especially when there is cheese and butter and lettuce and the like sharing a home with that raw meat water. Soo...if that doesn't scream food poisoning I don't know what does.
And then, the generator ran out of gas (we just needed to charge our phones). And we couldn't get our water filter to filter the dang water, AND there were ants all over our house again. (don't even get me started on the swarms of mosquitoes that share this home with us, I will cry.)
And that's when I realized I don't have all this down yet. It is perplexing when simple meal prep and cleaning takes a good four hours because..everything is nasty. Perplexing and overwhelming.
Anyone have any suggestions for life without a fridge? About why mosquitoes might be so attracted to our home? Malo!