I had such a lovely “list of things” I wanted to do this weekend.
Things that included tackling button holes with a fresh mind on Saturday morning, finish my handspun Hitchhiker, watch some of March Madness, and start reading The Books of Jacob.
But Real Life had a different plan because on Saturday morning we discovered that our refrigerator was not refrigerating… or freezing. And of course, we had gone grocery shopping on Friday so it was on the fuller side of the scale.
So we made some attempts to determine what might be wrong. (I say we, really I just stayed in the vicinity so Steve had someone to yell at, lol) And for some brief moments, there was a glimmer of hope…it started working again but it was not for long. Kaput refrigerator was not on my weekend plans… nor was scrambling on Sunday to try and find a refrigerator replacement. (Why do these things always, always happen on a weekend? lol) The Big Box stores near us were a mixed bag. One had nothing in stock (at least nothing in stock of a size that would fit or with a price that was reasonable… $7k for a refrigerator??? What??? Does it cook and clean too, because at that price it better!) and the other had some better luck… but no deliver until April 12th. Could I live without a refrigerator until mid-April? Could we live without a refrigerator that dispenses water and makes ice? Oh boy… those are the million dollar questions, are they not? The local appliance store was of course not open on Sunday… nor did they have any idea of available stock on their website (really, if you have a website – including useful information might be a good idea) But Best Buy to the rescue… (In a million years, I would never have guessed that that would happen!) They had the necessary size, with the desired bells and whistles… and they can deliver it on Thursday! Four days sans refrigerator almost seems something to be gleeful over, lol!
(And we really aren’t entirely refrigerator-less… we have the “Beer Fridge” in the basement and while it is not perfect, it is amazing how much you can pack into a refrigerator if needs must!)
Aside from all that drama… I did manage to see some of the Michigan game! Yay to them for advancing to the Sweet Sixteen.
I also finished the second sock!
And I started The Books of Jacob… but I have a very long way to go!
And this week… button holes… that is once I have the Monday chores done!
Oh… and that photo… that is a picture of my snowdrops. They managed to survive the 10″ of snow… only to be done in by Wednesday’s 70+° weather. (but I spied a tulip peeking out of the ground…yes, a single solitary tulip. Must be one the squirrels “transplanted” to my yard!)
I hope your weekend was much better than mine! I will see you all back here on Wednesday!
These things do happen at quite the wrong time. Glad you got it sorted in the end. My washing machine crisis was a bit like that… Hope you enjoy the reading and sewing now.
Ooof, refrigerators always seem to die at the worst possible time! I hope you didn’t lose too much food, and I’m sorry that so much of the weekend got eaten up by that major inconvenience. I hope today you can find some time to reclaim your calm with sewing and knitting.
I’m sorry your refrigerator died but very glad you found a workable solution. And I thank you for the public service announcement; I had no idea that Best Buy sold refrigerators! Our stove is 31 years old, and the timer no longer works, so I keep telling John we should at least look at new ones. He never wants to so I’ve just figured that when it dies we’ll just have to go out to eat while we wait for a new one. Enjoy the anticipation of waiting for your new frig on Thursday!
Oh man! Don’t major appliances ALWAYS die at the wrong moment? Thank goodness for the beer frig!! And thank goodness for Best Buy – I had no idea they sold appliances like that. Here’s hoping the week ahead is a little more peaceful for you.
Oh, UGH about your refrigerator! I’m so happy you were able to get a reasonable replacement to be delivered within a very reasonable time frame! (And thank god for beer fridges!) (Our beer fridge came from Best Buy, by the way. . . ) The Books of Jacob is going to be my summer reading, I think. (That’s my plan for the time being.)
So glad that you found a new fridge! Appliances seem to pick the worst time to quit, don’t they? Nice to see a tulip! The squirrels around here seem to consider them part of their diet. Our tulips disappear here as soon as they are planted, so we stick to daffodils! Happy Spring! Enjoy that new appliance, too.
Not fun at all, but at least you will get a fridge soon.
Hope the rest of the week is much more restful.
Oh no. We lost our refrigerator last fall and ate out of a cooler on the back porch for two weeks while we waited for a new one. It was not fun! So I feel your pain and am hoping for a quick resolution for you.
Those snowdrops though? Lovely!
I absolutely hate appliance shopping and refrigerators are the worst of all ! I’m glad you found a solution and that delivery will be soon. Such a pain in the ass, though!
Oh rats. I’m sorry your fridge conked out – and on a weekend. That is always when these things happen. Our is quite old and I told my husband we should start shopping for a new one. Like Carole, I detest appliance shopping. So onto buttonholes. They sound rather tame after your weekend.
any kind of appliance woe is frustrating. When we bought the house they said the washer worked most of the time you just had to nudge it to the next cycle — NOT— I ended up buying a new washer within the week! I don’t need to nudge anything. Now surprisingly the ancient cook top and double oven appears to ‘work’ as well as the dishwasher and fridge. We want new but we have more pressing updates on this old house.