Yesterday we were up bright and early to head to the far side of Savannah for my quarterly meeting with my Retina Specialist. I had to take the dreaded peripheral vision test, which I hate, but all is well and he says my eyes are doing great. So in under an hour we were out and headed to the commissary to do our monthly shopping. The commissary is much cheaper than the local stores, particularly for meat, so we stocked up and before noon we were headed home feeling pretty smug about getting everything done so quickly.
At home Mac carried everything in and I started loading the refrigerator and the pantry. While shoving things in the refrigerator I noticed the light was out and told Mac, he checked the circuit breaker and said that it had been tripped, so he flicked it back on and looked in the refrigerator and said it was making a funny sound. As it started running we noticed a bad smell and realized that something was wrong and that's why the circuit breaker had tripped.
The refrigerator is more than 14 years old and I'd been muttering about it being time to replace it, so instead of trying to fix an old one, and considering the smell coming from it it probably would have been a major repair, we decided to bite the bullet and get a new one. So we ordered one from the local big box store who was offering the best price (by far), but it can't be delivered until next Wednesday. So we rushed out, bought some big ice chests, a load of ice and packed everything in.
Today my cousin-in-law suggested storing some of it in my washing machine because water wouldn't be a problem. That's what we've done, we put things like juice, milk, mayonnaise, things that need to be cooled, but not frozen, in there. So far the frozen things are still frozen and we've added more ice.
Here's hoping the weather stays cool.
As for my new refrigerator, it's just what I've been wanting, a French Door one with the freezer down below. Hope it gets here early Wednesday.