Fifteen years ago Jack and I bought our first house and thusly our first refrigerator. I remember it very clearly because I used buying that refrigerator in a math lesson ( tax and interest and % stuff) and got my ass raked across the coals by the parents of two students who accused me of bragging about how much money I had. Good times, people. Good. Times.
Anyway, yesterday morning I awoke to a rumbling so loud that I thought perhaps someone was running the dryer. In my bedroom. Turns out no one had dragged it from the back of the house and up the stairs, instead a quick investigation (i.e. coming downstairs) revealed that my status symbol refrigerator is on its last legs. We cleaned the coils and stuff and waited for things to settle down, but it seems all our hard work was for naught.
How awesome is that, y’all?! I mean, what better way to improve my social standing than to go into yet more debt because yet another major household appliance is in hospice? First our dishwasher – which resulted in a new kitchen floor which resulted in my deciding that it didn’t match our decor at all, so let’s just change it ALL!! Then on Saturday our lawnmower flipped Jack the bird. Where we live, mowing season runs into late October/early November. Going without until then wasn’t an option so yesterday we opened our yard shed and welcomed some behemoth thing that WILL CUT YOU, BITCH if you mess with its shiny red exterior. Add in the five separate roofing companies who have gleefully informed us that our roof needs “done” (kinky) and the fact that Jack’s car isn’t sounding too healthy and NOW a potential new fridge, and well, don’tcha wish your bank account was empty like ours? Don’tcha?
But despite evidence to the contrary, that’s not what I want to talk about. What I want to know is what kind of refrigerator do you have and do you love it? If you could have your dream fridge, what would it be? French door fridge with the bottom pull out freezer? Side by side with ice and water in the door? This thing has to last us for at least another 15 years so we’re willing to go into a tiny bit of debt ($5.00 or so), but we kind of realize that basically what we truly need is someplace safe for the food to live. If you’ve downsized, let me know how it’s worked out for you.