Friday, March 8, 2013

Farwell Fridge

After many years of needing a new one, we got a new fridge!

I'm trying not to feel guilty about my purchase and feeling a need to justify buying a fridge. Old habits die hard. Cause we really needed a new fridge.

Over the years many of the bars on the door broke. Hubby has glued and taped to keep it all together. One of us got the bright idea to use a bungee cord to hold in the peas on the freezer door. Yep, we were pretty proud of that piece of ingenuity.

The new fridge was a splurge and so worth it. Every time I open the door and it lights up I have this "Ahhhhh" moment. I have positioned the water jug so the light comes through it and it sparkles. Yes I know that sounds like a crazy person, but I really love it.

I realized my food was not looking up to snuff. So I bought some new containers too. First time I used one my hubby thought they were the disposable kind and threw it in the trash. I found it in the bag at the curb just in time. Whew.

Our power company has a recycling program and they came to pick up the old fridge. On it's way down the driveway I see this giant cloud of dust coming off the coils in the back. I had sudden visions of Pigpen. I was glad the guy was walking in front of it, and that there was a good stiff breeze.

Oddly I wasn't that sad to see the old ham safe go.


  1. Enjoy your super new ham safe!

  2. Can I tell you a story about me and a fridge?
    I've always had hand-me down refrigerators. The houses I moved into had one, or I did not have enough Money to buy a new one so I always has 2nd hand. About 20 years ago we moved into a house and the fridge (and all the other appliances) were ancient, so we purchased new.
    Friends helped us move across the island and about 1/2 hour after we started to unload the trucks, the appliances arrived. My friend Jen and I were unpacking the new fridge and setting it up and we were talking about all the wonderful new features (especially the ice maker) when her 14 year old daughter came in and "Stop! Stop!"
    We went "What?" and she said, "I thought you 2 were the coolest moms in the world and you sound like a TV commercial talking about the fridge!"
    This last Christmas, I has not heard from Allison (the daughter) in years) and she sent me a Christmas card and talked about that day and her new fridge!
    Fridges are wonderful!

  3. Enjoy your new ham safe! Just keep Quill out of it! ;)