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July 16th, 2010 at 03:46 pm


I am not blond. You might think otherwise when you read the following.

I did a quick late week grocery shopping trip last night - a few items $13.56 worth. It was hot and muggy and I got most of the groceries in. I forgot a watermelon in the back of my minivan.

Do you know what happens to a watermelon in 90 heat (more likely over 100) in a closed car?

It implodes. I spent a great deal of time today with the carpet cleaner and baking soda trying to clean it up. It has improved 87% though there is sort of a funky smell that sort of hits you when you get in.

We're driving to Milwaukee tomorrow. My daughter took Febreeze and put it in her bag.

More baking soda and carpet cleaning is in order.

I am dumb. Lesson learned: never leave explodable items in the back of a minivan when it is hotter than Hell.

10 Responses to “Confession - ”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Tee-hee. Smile I think you'll get it all cleaned up and fresh...eventually.

  2. Homebody Says:

    LOL. Just keep using Febreeze and airing your car out as much as possible. Try leaving the baking soda on overnight too. Good luck!

  3. sagegirl Says:

    I once made a late night trip to Target for a few things, checked out, loaded the car, and realized when I got home that I left the 12 pack of Tecates under the buggy, in the parking lot. Needless to say it was gone when I went back to the store. $12.50 worth of ice cold beer, down the drain. It happens.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Not too suprising! I'm sorry it happened to you. DH shaving cream exploded (okay leaked)because of the heat where he is. Have a safe trip!

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    Well, I will take your lesson and try not to leave watermelon in the car. Yikes!

  6. gamecock43 Says:

    lol. 'nuff said.

  7. whitestripe Says:

    awww. lol. don't worry, i left a bag of avocados in the back of my car for a couple of days. luckily it was winter. they were fine.

    there is a product you can get, i have only bought it once (when DF vomited in my car - lovely!) it comes in a can and sprays out into a foam and 'eats' dirt and bad smells and leaves a nice vanilla smell.

  8. Miclason Says:

    Oh, I didnīt know that. Note to self: NEVER leave a watermelon in the car! (I live in the tropics!!!)

  9. Jerry Says:

    Ugh! That is tough to get rid of those kinds of smells, and I swear the heat only makes it worse. What is that product you used on the car vomit, whitestripe, and I wonder if they are selling it in other countries? (Any insurance against the puke smell is good to have...)
    When we lived in Maine we had the opposite problem in the winter. I left a couple of cans of soda in the trunk of my car, and when they froze overnight they burst, but I didn't know it because it was the trunk... and when it thawed I ended up with root beer all over everything. It cleaned up all right, though.
    Jerry

  10. Homebody Says:

    Speaking of barf. We bought a new Bonneville several years ago 1989 I think and our middle daughter, about age 8 at the time barfed all over the back of the driver's seat driving it home.

    4 years before that, same daughter left crayons in my 6 month old Toyota Tercel wagon and they melted in the back seat....but that was my fault...

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