Thursday, December 06, 2018

New Refrigerator Excitement!

Many many thanks to angels!

My refrigerator was finally delivered and installed. WoW! It took a few weeks to get everything sorted out. I was hoping to have everything done by New Years. 

On a funny note, I had a little party and cooked up everything from the broken freezer and fridge. People were amazed I was so happy. Hey, I woke up alive, what's not to be happy about? 


The fridge that died.


Second the fridge had to be a special size. My old refrigerator was a propane electric one. I was spoiled because even if the power went out, my fridge kept working on propane. But those are very expensive and quite honestly, on the electric side they are sheer power hogs. 
 
No Fridge!

Since I am no longer bouncing down the highways and byways with my kitchen in tow, I could live without the propane option. I still use propane for cooking and backup heating.
Borrowed dorm fridge.

Searching high and low I found exactly two refrigerators that would fit. One came in black or white. The other came in platinum with black trim. White would look silly. Black would look fine. Platinum gave it an updated look. 
Current kitchen with copy and pasted new fridge.

I took a picture of the kitchen then copy and pasted the various fridges in the spot to see how they would look. I chose the platinum. Next came the ordering.

Several angels came to my rescue. THANK YOU! 

One angel loaned me a dorm fridge to tide me over. Other angels made some cash gifts to help me along. 

New fridge is inserted!


FedEx eventually delivered the new fridge. It arrived horizontally. It had been boxed over the original crate so there was no indication of the contents. The guy was having quite a time trying to get it off his truck and down the driveway. I was biting my lip just hoping and praying it would be dent free. So much of my life is dent and scratch but for once it would be nice to enjoy something brand new which is a super rare treat for me. I typically buy used for just about everything.
Just add food and I am ready to cook!

The FedEx man mentioned the huge box. I said "Yes, sorry about that. When the funeral home had caskets half price on Back Friday, I didn't realize they were mail order. But Aunt Betty always wanted to retire in Florida anyhow, so they stuffed her in there and shipped her on down."

"Thank goodness you got her here today, tomorrow is the funeral!"

The FedEx guy was looking pretty green by now. He couldn't decide whether to burst out laughing or run for his truck.

Two guys from the RV park showed up to reverse the doors. Next they carried it up the 5th wheel steps and inserted it into the cabinet.

I had to wait 24 hours before turning it on because the oil for the compressor is like honey and had to drop back down into place before I could run it. 24 hours was more than enough time. 

Now that it is finally running the instructions said to run it full blast 24 hours then adjust.  Now I have the freezer at -10F and the fridge at 34F. It is slightly larger than the old one. It's supposed to be an energy star, so I am seriously hoping this will make a dent in my power bills which have always been hefty in spite of my frugal attempts. 

THANK YOU to all the wonderful earthly angels who made this possible far faster than I dreamed possible!



For the person who has everything...

How about a bed for the kitchen sponge? Surely it needs a rest too. 



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