Thursday, September 25, 2014

And Then It All Went Pear-Shaped

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.


  1. oh no, sorry to hear the frustrating news about the end of the old freezer. But yay! for a new one with the fancy door/drawer combo. We had a similar one (although it had just one door up top) that we absolutely loved, but we sold it to the people who bought our old house. I would buy one again for sure as it was much better than the one we have now.

  2. Every time I go to Lowes, I drool over refrigerators like that. You're going to love your new one. It's so nice... :)

  3. What a brilliant idea to use the washing machine. I love the look of the new fridge - the drawers are so much better than shelves.

  4. Isn't this just how things will happen? Hope you can keep your food cool until delivery of the new fridge.

  5. It is horrible when this happens, but there is never a good time is there. Good news that your eyes are OK though, and I am sure that you will love the new fridge when it arrives. Great tip about the washing machine, the defrosted ice can just drain away!! xx

  6. Oh bless you, that sounds like me...fridge going out just when you stock up! Oh well, sounds like you got it all sorted, as they say in England! (Full of English expressions, no one understands me, but I bet you can!) x

  7. Glad to hear about your eyesight - bravo to having a water thing on the outside - I regret we didn't have one, the kids love it and they drink more water. OUr fridge lights went out a long time ago, nothing works in this house and the worst culprits are the dishwashers,

  8. Hope you manage to keep everything frozen until the new one arrives. It's a lovely style. Mine's an American style side by side fridge/freezer but the freezer part isn't all that big, I think a better style would suit me more.


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