It has been a long time coming but the moment has arrived. After 7 months, I would like to introduce you to my new fridge. Get ready to gasp.
Uh huh. Yes. You did read that right. I still have my old fridge. Pisser.
After living with my old broken fridge, a mini bar fridge, and a slightly larger medium sized bar fridge, for 4 months I decided to give fixing my old fridge one more go. I’d already replaced the thermostat but decided to fiddle with it a bit. By fiddle I mean rip, tear and smash at things until it worked.
It didn’t help. Weird.
So I took the thermostat out, reset where the thermostat probe went and did a few other adjustments. BOOM. The fridge was working again.
I can’t say that I was thrilled. For one thing, I was looking forward to a new fridge.
For another, I paid some jackass to come in and fix the stupid thing at the start of all this.
So how did I get to this point? Why, in those 4 months, was I not able to find a fridge?
‘Cause I’m not completely right in the head.
Which is a good thing. If I weren’t the interesting, full of curiosities person I am, you’d be bored.
When my fridge broke early last summer I figured I could work a deal with someone to supply me with a fridge. I show their great fridge and give them a spot of advertising on my semi-successful blog and they in turn, give me my dream fridge.
After a few weeks of researching and emailing, I got my first solid offer for the Monogram glass front fridge that I was SO in love with by General Electric.
Then they realized I was from Canada and not the States. No deal. They were extremely helpful though and put me in touch with the G.E. people in Canada. Who ALSO offered me a fridge! However, not the glass front Monogram. I wasn’t interested. Now that I had a taste of becoming a part of the refrigerator elite I would settle for nothing less.
And yes, that worked for me. I would rather have no fridge than have one I didn’t want. I was the same way with boyfriends for about a decade.
I put looking for a fridge on hold for a while so I could do the next truly important thing. Look for a stove. Even though my stove works perfectly.
And that is when I found this … a 6 burner Blue Star range.
AT COSTCO! For way less than it would be if you bought it from the manufacturer.
Granted, the Costco range has less BTUs than the one bought straight from Blue Star but here’s the thing … I don’t care.
I’ve always said if I were to die, I’d want to come back as me, but with a 6 burner stove.
But a 6 burner stove would mean I wouldn’t have room for a regular 30″ fridge, and would have to get something smaller. And if I was getting a new fridge and stove, I’d also have to get a range hood. And new appliances would make that wretched kitchen counter look even more like crap, but I can’t get a new kitchen counter if I don’t get a new sink. So we’re at stove, hood, fridge, counter, sink and floor. Did I not mention the floor? My kitchen floor is falling apart. My kitchen floor runs into my mudroom and my bathroom. So those would have to be done too. If I put a new floor in my bathroom that means I should probably get a new sink and toilet complete with fixtures.
You may have a better understanding of my need to use the word pisser now.
It is a pisser.
The kitchen and bathroom are the 2 rooms I haven’t really done in my house since moving in 14 or so years ago. I’ve done bits here and there with painting and a bit of fixing up but it’s gotten to the point that it isn’t really optional but more of a necessity.
So. My old fridge is my new fridge for a while longer. Hopefully it’ll keep on running until I can figure all of this out. I can’t do anything until I decide whether to get a 30″ stove and a 30″ fridge, or a 36″ stove and a 27 or 28″ fridge (which are harder to find). Plus there’s the issue that I haven’t found my dream kitchen table and chairs for a reasonable price yet (a 1970’s knock off of the tulip table and chairs).
Every year I have a big, new project. Last year it was ripping out the front yard and Putting in a Vegetable Garden. The year before that it was Building a Chicken Coop. This year’s big project is looking more and more like a mini-kitchen reno.
So as I said. Pisser.