This is a tricky one. Just now I went downstairs to the chest freezer in my basement and found this:
I am not sure if it was yesterday or Saturday night that I went in there to grab an eye round to defrost. The leg of lamb that was sitting on the ledge was defrosted and warm to the touch... Tossed it in the garbage. Strange part is that eveything in the freezer from thick roasts and butts, to thinner steaks and even some Vacuum packed bacon were frozen solid. They didn't have that layer of frost that meat gets sometimes when you accidentily leave the freezer door open. There was a frost build up on the walls of the freezer and it was running like a SOB. Is it possible that the thermostat saved me because it just worked that much harder with the door opened and kept everything frozen. We are talking a few hundred dollars worth of meat here so I don't want to toss it if there is a chance it's fine but obviously I don't want to get myself or anyone sick.
Thanks so much guys!