We were totally unprepared for the fridge-freezer to stop working.
Oblivious I had gone off to work as usual. On my return there was a stressed Mr TH trying to hold a sensible work phone call with a client whilst frantically waving a mop at me!
Serious mopping, wiping & suitably annoyed facial expressions followed.
The frozen food is now safely stashed in an old freezer in the shed. (Thankfully we had a spare freezer that had been donated to us.) The fridge contents were a bit more tricky, they had to be wrapped in cool bags & put in the non working freezer with ice packs.
Over the next few days we will be eating an awful lot of strange meals rustled up from whatever needs to be eaten...
I liked our fridge-freezer, it worked well & did it's job (apart from the time it defrosted itself whilst we were abroad & NOW- of course!)
Having drowned our sorrow with a well deserved cuppa we rang the repair shop. We were told that it'd be at least 2 weeks for the spare parts to arrive & it would be cheaper to buy a new one than to repair it. We were suitably deflated. A frustrating afternoon was spent trudging round shops looking at new fridge freezers.
They are either so tall that I cannot physically reach the top shelf (& it's not that I'm particularly short) or they have additions that we just don't want or need (huge fridge, tiny freezer, ice cube dispenser, water chiller, huge salad tray, massive drawer for meat & cheese). The only one that we both really liked was 64 cm wide: 4 cm wider than the available space in our kitchen.
We have gone back to Plan A. We will wince, sigh, & pay the price of a new fridge-freezer to get our old one repaired.
In a strange way, I'm quite looking forward to the challenge of living without a fridge for 2 weeks (as long as the temperature outside continues to get colder). Mr TH pointed out that we've also chosen a pretty green option from the landfill point of view & our old fridge, when it's mended, will still be A-rated...
Then out of the blue I received an intriguing comment from Knitsofacto. I popped over to her blog to see what it was all about & to my delight discovered that she'd given me a versatile blogger award. Stunned surprise & silence followed!
Thank you Knitsofacto, I'm genuinely surprised & pleased & very flattered that you chose me... & especially thrilled that it's this week of all weeks because I needed some good news after the fridge-freezer disaster!
Since all I seem to be capable of thinking about this week are fridge-freezers & a job application I will bask in the glory for now...I'm also having trouble thinking of any quirks that I'm willing to admit to in public...& looking at all the lovely blogs in my side bar & I couldn't whittle my favourites down to just 5...