Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Is Your Refrigerator Running?

Mine is not. Well, that's not true. It's running but not keeping anything cold. I guess it's kind of like running on a treadmill: it's running but not going anywhere.

We have cleaned it out and a repairman is supposed to come Thursday. Although he lives one quarter of a mile from us and his wife sounded sympathetic, it does not appear that he's going to come any earlier than his scheduled appointment.

Despite the many negatives here-no cold milk and possibly a major repair bill in time for the holidays-we are trying to stay positive. One thing on our side is that it is freezing in Kentucky right now so we moved the perishables that we hated to throw away the worst into a cooler on the deck. That included Crescent rolls and Laughing Cow cheese that we bought in multipacks at Sam's. Luckily, we do have a deep freezer so what few things were in the freezer side could be relocated easily.

It reminds me of a favorite episode of The Andy Griffith Show called "Bargain Day". I tried to find a clip on youtube but couldn't. In the episode, Aunt Bea buys a side of beef from a discount grocer but finds that her freezer doesn't work. Andy keeps telling her to "Call the man!" in Mt. Pilot but she procrastinates because she doesn't want to pay a repair bill.

I have called the man and now we wait.

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