Saturday, May 7, 2011
A new refrigerator .........
Last Tuesday evening I noticed that the Diet Coke I took out of the refrigerator was not very cold. By the next day it was obvious that the refrigerator was warmer than normal. I put a thermometer on the top shelf and it registered almost 65 degrees. There was no cool air going into the refrigerator. I checked the freezer section and it was cooling properly, but the ice maker had quit working.
When planning our kitchen remodel, we had decided to keep the refrigerator. The only thing broken on it at that time was the water dispenser and I could manage without that. Well, fate had other plans. We had to throw out almost everything in the refrigerator and go to the local appliance store. Their repairman advised us to buy a new one rather than try to repair the one we had. Seems like modern refrigerators are only expected to work for 12 to 15 years and ours was close to the 15 year mark. I can remember when they would last 30 years or more. Guess that is the advantage of modern technology.
I've been wanting one of the french door refrigerators with the bottom freezer. The store only had the model I liked in stainless steel. I know stainless steel is suppose to be the popular finish, but I like white. It is easier to clean and doesn't show fingerprints and smudges. They had to get a white one shipped from Maryland to Richmond. They picked it up Friday and installed it that afternoon.
The contractors plan to start on my kitchen and bathrooms next week - possibly Thursday. Since we planned on replacing the dishwasher and installing an over the stove microwave, we purchased all three items at the same time. I really do like my new refrigerator. It has lots of shelf space and I like the way the shelves and bins are arranged.
I'm trying to collect boxes to pack up everything in my cabinets and pantry. We'll move it all to the garage while the remodeling is taking place. I have a busy week ahead.