17 days is too long to be away from home. Although we had a blast, after about a week, I’m ready to come home! Upon returning to our glorious home our refrigerator smelled like something crawled up in it and died! It is so nasty. I have cleaned it out and I cannot get the smell out. We have an open box of baking soda in there. I threw away anything that even looked like it might be stinky one day. It still smells! So Jared, wanting so badly to remedy the problem because I refuse to eat or drink anything from that stench hole, read online somewhere that if you soak a piece of bread in vinegar and put it in your fridge it will take all the bad smells away. I’d like to shoot the person in the foot that thought of this grand idea! I’m gagging just typing this. Jared did it and now instead of just smelling like a dead buffalo every ten seconds my kids open it to see if something yummy has magically appeared, it smells like a dead buffalo that has been soaking in vinegar for a week! Still gagging. I can handle a lot of gross things: boogers, poop, snot, blood, bugs, snakes. . . no problem. But the slightest smell of vinegar sends me running and gagging in the opposite direction. I loathe the smell of vinegar. You see, when I was a kid my grandma had gout in her feet and she thought that if she soaked her feet in vinegar that it would make them better. And have mercy, I hope it provided her with some kind of relief because the pain we all had to endure because of it was beyond nauseating. The whole house smelled of old, footy vinegar. And she would leave the giant pot of foot soaked vinegar on the wood burning stove, so when that bad boy got all heated up, woooooweeeeee, you were in for inner nostril party! So, yeah, anything that even slightly resembles the smell of vinegar makes my stomach churn. And if my kids open that fridge one more time before Jared gets home. . . 

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