Before we could plug it in, of course, we had to clear a place for the freezer to live. This meant emptying two file cabinets and then pushing them across the garage, sweeping out dust and dead leaves, and maneuvering a large and heavy appliance into place. With a little help from Jeans, it all went pretty smoothly, and when I left Mom's house to go to work the freezer was starting to get cold. Mom put a bottle of water into the bottom to see how long it would take to turn from liquid to solid; as long as it's ice by morning, she'll consider the freezer a success.
Hooray for free stuff on Freecycle!