march 1, 2018

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“Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.” ~ Dolly Parton




There must be something really wrong with me for swooning over a refrigerator. That an everyday appliance could be looked upon with deep affection is so strange to me, and yet, I find myself smiling at it every time I walk past it as if it is alive. When I got home from work yesterday I stood staring at it for the longest time. I’d open the doors and giggle, then step back and stare at it again. I positioned it just so between my director’s finger-square, squinting one eye for authenticity, smiling, smiling, smiling. I even introduced it to Wally, “Look Wally. It’s our new fridge!” As if he cares. I don’t think I’ve ever owned a brand new fridge before. I always rented a place to live and they came with appliances. When I bought this house, it, too, came with a fridge. This baby is not just a refrigerator, though. It makes crushed ice (my favorite) and it dispenses water. All the controls are computerized. I did find it a bit odd, however, that the instructions said “Do not put food in your refrigerator for 24 hours as it may spoil.” Am I supposed to have two? I didn’t get that memo. Who’s got that kind of money and space? I had to virtually deconstruct the kitchen to get in. The overhead cabinet was taken down, the doors taken off (then put back on), and the quarter-round removed from the floor to squeeze it in. I couldn’t have two refrigerators if I had to. In any case, I don’t need two refrigerators now that I’ve got this bad boy. I’m so thankful that I no longer have to keep a container inside to catch the water, or forget to change it when it’s full and find food ruined by a flood. A working fridge is nothing to take for granted. I might have just reached a new level of dorkness, but daggone it, I’m grateful! Squeeeeee!



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3 Responses

  1. Diane Rickey

    Love the new fridge. Cant wait to get one myself. My little apartment size one is getting really old, not with age but my attitude.
    Congrats it looks wonderful.

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