We left for Rhode Island this past Thursday for my brother-in-law’s wedding weekend. It was a nice little four-day getaway during a pretty horrible heatwave. Don’t get me wrong, it was hot there too, but there was at least a breeze. Not too many ocean breezes pass through our part of New York.
Anyway, we arrived back in New York yesterday, late afternoon after a quick stop to Trader Joe’s to get a couple of basics. I put the milk in the refrigerator, made and ate a quick dinner and T.J. and I put G to bed. We are sitting on the couch getting ready to unwind from the whirlwind weekend when we hear the refrigerator kicking on and off. At first we figured it was the ice maker, but after a half an hour of the same sounds we got up to investigate. Well, to our shock and surprise the freezer was defrosted and the food in the fridge side was barely cold. We looked at each other in complete disbelief because wasn’t it just a couple of weeks ago that THIS HAPPENED?! Not to mention everything else that has seemed to go on the blink since we moved in just shy of two months ago.
Its four minutes to nine at night and T.J. is getting in the car in search of ice to save the milk! There is no way we can go without that toddler necessity in the morning. He came back a half hour later with a twenty pound bag.
T.J. then called our “dear friend” the landlord and explained the circumstances. Guess what? He wasn’t thrilled. Well too bad buddy!
The earliest Sears could come to check on this thing is Wednesday sometime between 8AM and noon because, “we only provide service calls on refrigerators on Wednesdays.” WHAT!?
Wish us luck people, because we had to throw out every.single.piece of everything in our refrigerator and freezer. We went to Home Depot today and bought a small fridge to hold us over. Remember the one you had in college? Yea, like that. We can’t cook much or buy much and hopefully the service person who comes by can fix it while they are here and won’t need to order any parts.
So, yea, the moral of this is not to ever take cold food for granted!
|Cute little thing isn’t it?|