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Monday, December 19, 2011

New Fridge!

First, congratulations to Carolyn H. for winning the beautiful necklace ... check out the details here:  Shabby Apple.com Give-a-Way post.

Now, on to the story about the new fridge:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

We went to bed on Friday night, knowing that we would have to go and buy a new fridge in the morning.  It has been an expensive week, with Sonny's vet bill and needing a new fridge.  When it rains it pours, it seems, right at Christmas and our trip to Texas.  Anyway, this is what our house usually looks like, but as you will see, it got torn apart for the new arrival.

We went to Gary and Sandy's Appliance in La Pine, where we have bought our washer, dryer and dishwasher.  They are great, and I recommend them wholeheartedly. 

I had a black fridge in mind, since I had chosen black for the dishwasher last year.  We walked into the store and I headed straight to the one that I wanted.  I said, this is it!  Sandy said, sorry, you can't have that one, it is too big.  Dang.  She said, you can have this white one though.  Cary said, is this the one that you want?  Yes, I wish it were black, but yes, I love it!  (I thank him for being so generous and getting me the one that I wanted, because it did cost more than a standard fridge).  So, we paid for it and rushed home to get the old fridge ready to take outside and clear a path for the new one. 

We put the stuff that was in the freezer portion of the old fridge into coolers with blocks of ice.  The food was mostly leftovers, and we gave it to the people who do our security at work ... what they aren't going to eat, they will feed to their dogs.  Those are going to be some happy doggies.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

When Gary arrived with the new fridge, he had to take off the front door of our house.  The old fridge went through easily.  Dang, I need to clean that fake plant!  Do you know an easy trick for doing that?  Take it outside and spray it with Windex.  Saturate it and let it dry and, wah-la, you are done.  I learned that when I was cleaning houses in Sunriver, by the way.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

You should have seen how dusty it was underneath our old fridge.  We probably burned out the motor because of that fact alone.  We had the motor replaced a couple of years ago, and it was 11 years old and the plastic inside was breaking, so it was still time for a new one.  I promise not to let that happen to the new fridge.  The new fridge is a Maytag.  I was very surprised that it only has a one year warranty though.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
We got to work tearing apart the living room/dining room and kitchen to make a pathway for Gary to be able to maneuver the fridges in and out.  We worked hard and fast.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

He had to remove the doors of the new fridge before bringing it inside.  Gary really worked hard for his small delivery fee that day.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Here it is, without the doors on.  Cool!

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

We are loving it!  It had to sit for 24 hours before we could put food into it.  We hardly had any food to put back in, thank goodness.  I am so happy that this had not happened right after a major grocery shopping spree.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

I have never been so excited over an appliance purchase before.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

We took some uncooked stuff out of our other small freezer, filled up this one, and are now ready to go.  We even have room for ice cream bars, and the ice maker works great.  Life is good.


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7 comments:

BECKY said...

Awesome, Kathy! I can feel your excitement, and beleive me, I felt that way about our last couple of fridges, too! I'll have to write about some of the wacky, old ones we had year ago! Isn't it something how furniture and appliances are SO large now, that you have to take DOORS off to maneuver! Congrats and ENJOY!

Lynn said...

The inside looks almost like mine! To get yours in, looks like it took a lot of work! I'm sure you're glad that's over.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love your new refrigerator. I thought we were going to need a new one this summer, but hubby was able to replace a line and it's still running. It really is an indispensable appliance.

Grandma's Goulash said...

That's a gorgeous fridge. Looks as though it took some work to clear a path for it. Enjoy!

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Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I'm envious! Our fridge is 12 years old and not nearly big enough. I keep telling myself it will seem bigger when Christy goes to college next year and I'm not buying so much stuff. LOL I'm glad you're so thrilled with your purchase!

Arkansas Patti said...

Thanks for the Windex tip. I have some silk flowers that need help.
They don't make refrigerators to last. Planned obsolescence.
I really like your new one and am partial to white. Much easier to clean. Black shows smudges too easily. Enjoy.

forgetmenot said...

Your house looks so comfy and festive. So sorry abot the fridge. We've been through it with new furnaces, air conditioners, and water heaters this year (ah, the joys of homeownership)! Just wanted to wish you a lovely Christmas with your family, and a New Year filled with peace, joy, and blessings. Hugs, Mickie ;)

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