Sunday night at 7:30pm this guy was working fine... food was frozen, like it should be.
By Monday morning when I went to take an English Muffin out of the freezer I knew something was terribly wrong. English muffins are NEVER fully thawed IN the freezer section.. never ... am I right on this?
Being that I am married to an Engineer I had to take the "proof" that the freezer was not working right to the man. He of course had to investigate as he IS an engineer and is not capable of taking someone's word (anyones word .. not mine..not yours... not the guy who built it).
After much investigation, cleaning, checking of other food stuffs... the Engineer in the house declared that the fridge had FINALLY died.
Why do I say finally?
We have owned this machine for 32 years. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought it would last as long as we've been married (in close second to this is the washing machine, dryer, and the stove.. just saying)
Seeing that we have a very tiny kitchen, we made a split second decision to pretty much replace it with a similar "Plain Jane" model. Mr. Engineer (also know as the Shipping Dept)... got online, found an incredible deal with delivery AND removal of the dead one... the deed was done. Our new "plain Jane" was ordered.
I will spare you a photo of the INSIDE of this, but it really had very little there. I mentioned on Facebook what was going on and two neighbors offered space a their homes.. so I took a bag of stuff next door. Which included my STORAGE CONTAINERS.. not sure they would fair very well but it was worth a try!
On Facebook someone wanted to know HOW I'd managed to get the "Fridge Murderer" to visit my house... I've been courting him for years.. I do think after 32 yrs the machine could retire!
i ALSO found out another friend lost a fridge this weekend.. as did HER friend and another lost a dishwasher.. it's time to move on....
About 30 hours after we knew it was a gonner... the new "Plain Jane" arrived! Mr. Engineer is busy being sure all is well.. it's nice to have an engineer in the house (most of the time)
She/he/It is all settled into it's new spot. Almost identical size (they now call it APARTMENT SIZE) and filled up with water, coffee, gelato and salad dressing.
How old is your fridge?
ps.. the old one is a Whirlpool, new one is too.. as is our 27 yr old stove
Winner of my "Leftovers" post is Becky G. who wrote
"I love the Blueberry print that reminds me of a basketweave. This was a tough question - they were all wonderful!! Thanks for the chance - your leftovers are fantastic!"