Saturday night I got a pork roast, bacon, beef, and spaghetti sauce out of the freezer. I stood and listened to the vacuum seal make it's usual suction noise. I was sure the door had closed. Sunday at 5pm DH says, "Now I don't want you to get upset, but... the alarm for the freezer was going off. The door wasn't closed all the way." He said he didn't think it was that bad. He'd been in & out of the basement all day, so I was sure that he'd have heard the alarm if it had gone off any earlier. I remained calm & finished what I was doing. When I finally did go downstairs I was horrified. There was a puddle drying by the freezer door. The red 'bad light' was still on. When I opened the freezer I found that most of the apple and peach slices I'd bagged were completely thawed. Some ice cream had melted bad enough to leak from the carton. All these things were near the top of the chest. The bottom had all the meat stored tightly packed in 2 drawers. The meat was vacuum packed and seemed just as hard-frozen as before. Do you think the meat will be okay over the next 3 months? I know all the fruits will have to become jams & butters now. And there will be zuchini bread and lots of veggies with dinner the next few nights. But we just can't eat that much meat that fast!