Thursday, 24 November 2011

A pool of water and stunned silence...

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...

8 comments:

Ali said...

Mine broke last year. The repair guy I called wouldn't even try to fix it when he discovered its age. Apparently the cooling gas (which had escaped) was probably worth more than the fridge.

Spending money on white goods is not a joy. Poor you.

backlanenotebook said...

My first thought was gosh no fridge/freezer for two weeks. My second was we lived without both as children plus no central heating. But daily shopping and the shed as a larder should sort it. I like the idea of being creative with the remnants from the freezer - that's long overdue here. Blog it? And well deserved getting the accolade from Knitso -it's why I read you both.

Angela said...

My sympathies - but at least it is cold at the minute which helps with temporary storage. And at least this is a month before Christmas - NOT Christmas week itself.

Warmest blessings in your chilly situation! x

Calico Kate said...

Well humph just left a message and got an error message so I've no idea whether it went through or not. Blogger is a blooper!
CKx

Annie said...

Eek! But I like your green solution, just so long as it stays chilly outside (we actually saw a few snow flakes in north Wales this morning) you should be fine. Our dishwasher would appear to be giving up the ghost and may be beyond repair. My solution has been to start using the spare (aka my lovely long suffering husband) but I think we'll have to dishwasher shop before Christmas in case he downs dishcloth faced with all the festive dirty dish excess.

Glad the basking has brightened your fridge-freezerless week :D

Rachel said...

I'm so glad you had good news to balance the bad. Why do white goods always fall over in a screaming heap at the worst moments?

Mrs. Micawber said...

Oh dear! I wish you a speedy repair job. May I say, you have a great attitude towards the challenge presented. Congrats on the Versatile Blogger award! (Very timely.)

Calico Kate said...

Ah! so my original comment didn't make it through!
We have a fridge and a freezer on top of each other to avoid the problem of one bit breaking down but not the other bit. Also because I have never yet found a combination of fridge to freezer space that was quite right.
CKx

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...