Monday, October 06, 2008

I am trying to see the bright side

... of the fact that our refrigerator died over the weekend.
  • We do have a spare refrigerator in the basement, and a chest freezer.
  • My husband moved everything down there.
  • (I later paid him back by being the one to find a disgusting dog accident and clean it up.)
  • My husband also cleaned behind and under the fridge after I asked him to move it for me so I could do it.
  • We haven't had to throw away any food yet.
  • I will probably lose 5 pounds from a) all the trips back and forth to the basement and b) the deterrence factor of said trips.
  • The repairman is on his way.
  • If the fridge is salvageable, it will be the cleanest it's been in years, since I'll scrub it sparkling before I refill it.
  • If it's not, I just read that October is the best month to get a good deal on new appliances.
  • It's not yet cold enough to keep our perishables on the porch.

[grudgingly] I guess I feel a little better. Anything I forgot?

Update, Tuesday: After $62 and the removal of two handfuls of dust and a magnetic dart from inside the bottom of the fridge ... it works fine. My husband is mourning the loss of his stainless steel dreams.

18 comments:

Suzanne said...

Ah, the power of positive thinking! When our fridge died 2 years ago, I was mortified at how dirty the floor underneath the old one was. Not that I've cleaned it since, of course, but ... wow.

Summer said...

Ummm... excuse to go out to eat? I remember the trauma of losing our fridge two years ago, which luckily did happen during a cold snap, so we used our porch as a temporary fridge. But I must admit that it was very nice to get a new fridge, one a'them fancy ones with the filtered water that comes out the door.

Patois said...

A lower electric bill.

Vixen said...

Ours died last month. Not salvagable and belonged to our landlady. So we had to wait for her to get us a new one. We lost all our food. Yuck. You are lucky to have a spare! Good luck on the new one. Oh, and what Summer said: an excuse to eat out.

I am hosting my first contest, if you get a chance to stop by.

Marinka said...

I can't believe that you called a repairman. Have you tried faith healing it first?

Magpie said...

When it gets cold enough, we start calling our garage (which is adjacent to the kitchen) the "walk-in". It always amuses me.

Sorry about your fridge.

Heather said...

my condolances.

Honey Mommy said...

If your old fridge is a goner, you can get a new one with all the features you want... or some of them at least!

Hip Mom's Guide said...

Oh, bummer. Order Chinese and blame it on the fridge, I guess.

Kimberly said...

You can pick out a new fridge with cool features?

And a lower electric bill to boot!

Kate said...

The eight ball tells me a new stainless steel is in the near future for you...

Lady M said...

A new fridge would be much, much more energy efficient, I'm sure!

Sorry to hear about it though.

Mandy said...

Oh I feel for you.

Our fridge went out on a very hot day two months ago. I had to transfer everything to a cooler filled with ice.

Turns out it was a simple repair. Thank goodness!

mothergoosemouse said...

Ugh. You are a better woman than I. I'd still be griping about everything except the opportunity to clean out all the crap that has collected underneath the fridge.

Tracey said...

Keep thinking on the bright side! There's nothing you can do to change the situation other than the way you look at it.

Also, don't forget the blog fodder. You can never discount that!

Jerri Ann said...

Awww I would love a stainless steel fridge, hehehe I typed steal to start with and that's the only way I'll get one.

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Tree said...

YAY! Only $62? That's fantastic!

Christina said...

$62? That's pretty good! Far cheaper than a new fridge, although I guess you'll lose out on the benefits of having to go to the basement. Maybe put all of the snack foods and high-cal foods in the basement?