Woo Hoo!! No more tossing out frozen heads of lettuce from the lower section and tossing out curdled milk from the upper section. No more messing with a fan to circulate the air and try to keep food stuffs good for a small amount of time.
We had a GE Side by Side when we moved in. The water and ice in the door thing went first. After that it seemed the refrigerator slowly died on us. This one is a Whirlpool French Door style. Aren’t we getting fancy 🙂
There are more drawers in this refrigerator than in our old one.
The delivery guys had to bring it in in pieces to install it. This appliance didn’t fit through the front door all in one and had to be partially disassembled outside first.
The freezer section is on the bottom. A pull out big drawer for that portion. In our “one butt” kitchen this will be interesting 🙂
One of the doors was set against a chair to await being installed.
The freezer door was propped against another chair.
The other door was laid on the living room floor.
Once it was all put together, Joe and I stood in front of it with the door open just looking inside the thing. Look, in our house…..it doesn’t take much to entertain an idiot 🙂
More bins, flaps, and shelves on one door.
And large bins to hold gallon containers and other items in the other door.
There is an ice maker in the freezer section. It has been so long since I have heard ice being made the sound gave me a start. First the water came on and I feared there would be a flood in the corner, but it shut off and I calmed down. The clunk of the ice falling into the plastic bucket was another noise that had me jumping.
On our way home Sunday we talked about where to go for the appliance. Joe had been assigned the task of finding us a replacement. He is so fed up with GE and their service policies he was emphatic about this one NOT being a GE. Since about June he had been doing some serious research into this matter and had decided on the French Door style with the freezer in the bottom. Next was to find some place that we felt we could trust.
Monday we went to Anthony’s TV & Appliance in Midwest City, Oklahoma. We bought a washing machine in 2002 and a clothes dryer in 2004 from them and have had no complaints about the appliances or the service provided. So they got our business for the refrigerator as well.
Monday was errand day. A visit with our attorney and accountant, then purchase the refrigerator. We had to make a stop by our mechanic – G&S Automotive in Norman to have him give a thorough check on our ancient – 1986 Ford – pickup. One of our daughters is in desperate need of a vehicle in Denver and we want to make sure it is safe for her and our grandson. Gracie looks a bit rough around the edges but she is what got us where we are today. Shame to let such a stout hearted girl just sit idle for years and years. She needs to get back out and live once again 🙂
We made a couple stops at a book store to get reading material for Joe and I had to stop at Michaels to get a few things for my upcoming hiatus from the Drive-Away business. I had placed an order for Graphic 45 papers from Blue Moon Scrapbooking last week and it will be delivered this week.
I’m having a terrible time finding Distress Stains in town and have had to go to Hobby Lobby to get a few. Michaels had the Tim Holtz stamp sets I was looking for so I did get them.
Yesterday I spent the day doing my paperwork and putting a big dent in it. Today I will get as much done as I can with the documents I have. I’ll have to call our dispatch offices and have them fax over the missing Settlement Sheets. I don’t know if I’ve shared this before. We have a new postal guy, a young man who follows the rules. Our postal lady is fantastic and puts our mail in a larger box for us to get when we get home. The guy, I think, sends the bundles of mail back when we don’t get it picked up right away. So that is why I’m missing some things from the mail. Grrrr Oh well, just a slight bump in the road.
Having had the refrigerator delivered and installed last night we will be going out today to do some grocery shopping. After I do a bit more paperwork and get it out of the way. Another couple weeks of being on the road before I’m home for the winter. Thank you Maureen for your very insightful idea to do it when I can instead of all at one time. Now I will have more time to play around in my craft room this winter 🙂
Okay, time to get back at the paperwork and see how far I can get today with it. Everyone have a great day.