Thursday, December 1, 2011

CLEANING FRIDGE FRENZY

Today I have nothing, nada, zip, zero to show you.  I've made no progress today.  No great ideas to share or cool techniques.  You see... my refrigerator quit today and I've spent the afternoon cleaning it.  Actually, that's not true.  I spent most of the afternoon waiting on the repairman to show up, give me a crash course, as he put it, "Refrigeration 101".  Did you know your refrigerator is cooled by vents that go from the freezer into the refrigerator.  Well, I didn't!  And did you also know that you have to empty the freezer, even though the freezer is working perfectly, making ice and keeping things frozen like freezers are suppose to do, so he can work on the refrigerator section?   And then I had to empty the contents of the refrigerator so he can get to the fan motor the pulls the cold air from the freezer to the refrigerator.  I now have my counter tops loaded with the contents of the refrigerator and the freezer.  And all this for him to say, "Well, it's not good".  
Me - "What!, It can't be fixed?"
Repairman - "Oh yeah it can be fixed, it's just not good".
Me - "What do you mean?"
Repairman - "Well, It's going to be a while".
Me - "How long will it take to fix it?"
Repairman - "Oh, it won't take long to fix once I get the part"
Me - "How long will it take to get the part?"
Repairman - "It's going to take a week to get the part.  I'm really sorry.  I don't know what to tell you to do in the meantime.   Do you have a large cooler?"
Me - "Yes, but I also have a spare refrigerator on the patio!" (Not exactly convenient or pretty to look at, but at least it keeps things cold!)
Then Mr. Repairman proceeds to chit-chat and very casually tries to sell me a new refrigerator.  His boss would be proud!

It's now past time to go pick William up at school and take him to the golf course for his last class of the day (he's called wanting to know where I'm at).  On the way to the golf course, William says, "Oh yeah mom, you can just wait on me.  It won't take long, we're just putting".  (Remember all that stuff on the counter is still there and some of it is thawing.)  So I wait.  Then when he's done, he says "Don't forget I need contact solution".  Great, we might as well go to Walmart and get it before we go home. (Remember all that stuff on the counter is still there and some of it is thawing.  Glad you remembered because I momentarily forgot!  I know what you're thinking...how do I forget about that?)

Meanwhile back at the ranch Walmart, I decided that since I was there, I would return the boxers I got for William that were the wrong size and return the blouse I got for myself that was too big.  Of course, there are no less than 8-10 people in line at the service desk and only 1 person working and apparently I'm missing some breaking news as almost everyone in Brown county as at Walmart.  Just my lucky day!  However, I was there and it was on my mind, and I was returning them!  .....  Mission accomplished! 

Two hours later, I'm back home.  Oh crud!!!  That stuff on the counter is still thawing!  Now I really have to deal with it.  I managed to pitch and/or re-freeze everything except the gallon of blackberries that thawed completely.  Guess I'll make jelly tomorrow!  And the stuff from the refrigerator.  Well, I had to clean out/rearrange the refrigerator outside on the patio to make room for the things that weren't spoiled from the refrigerator in the house.  Good news is that I now have a clean refrigerator!!!  That doesn't work!!!!!
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2 comments

  1. You should've called those guys from Ring's! They'd have it fixed in a snap! :)

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  2. I miss those guys from Rings. Tedford appliance came quickly, sorta. They came the same day I called them. They just had to order a part and you know how long it takes to get things to Brownwood TX! Plus it's a Jenn Air Refrigerator so not so common.

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