It's almost the middle of October and I haven't posted much of anything lately. Well, I could do a This-And-Thats post but it would probably be rather short. I could rant about the Wisconsin Badgers pathetic offense or rave about the undefeated Green Bay Packers, but I'm not a sports writer. So about all that's left that has happened lately is getting a new refrigerator. So be it!
We've had the fridge ordered for about a month now, waiting for it to be in stock and delivered. The old fridge was, well, old and was starting to have some issues. We could have called a repair man and possibly have gotten it fixed, but ultimately decided now was the time to upgrade. We got exactly what my wife wanted; a black french door fridge with the freezer drawer on the bottom - and an ice maker for me! We had the plumber out last week to install a water line for the ice maker since the old one didn't have that luxury.
We had delivery scheduled for Saturday and got the call on Friday evening that the refrigerator would be delivered between 4 and 6 pm. The next day we were at the Harmony Bar and Grill for a late lunch and when we were finished, around 1:30 we got the call that they would be there in about 20 minutes. I know they are always early, but they made some good time that day (and he told me later we were their last delivery). We scurried home quickly and what happens first thing but the spring on the garage door breaks! Spend some money and then have to spend more money, my luck! Anyway, we got the fridge emptied into coolers before they arrived. They had the old one out and the new one in and set up and were gone by the time the football game started at 2:30. Perfect!
Cosmetically, the new LG fridge matches the Kenmore dishwasher very well, about exact. But now, well, I saw my wife standing in the kitchen the other night and so I asked her casually if she was looking at the new refrigerator. No, she said, she was looking at the old stove. Gasp! Not yet, not yet! This fridge was not cheap, replacing the stove can wait for a while, quite a while, we have other big things like a new roof to think about next year.
And tomorrow the garage door guy will be out to fix the spring so I can use the big door again. I do know it is something I could most likely do myself, but I never have and when you get that spring wound it's got lots of scary power. Yeah, I'll just let the pro do it.
A side by side comparison of the old and new fridge is after the break, if you're interested.
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