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December 10th, 2005 - Random babblings of a fiber-obsessed nutcase — LiveJournal

About December 10th, 2005

*sigh* When it rains, it pours... 06:51 am
So. Let's see. First there was the funeral, then the virus, then the ice...now, my freezer has died. Died to the point that it is cheaper to *replace* it than to fix it. *sigh*

And it's a 20.6 cf freezer, too.

So, today, instead of lounging around the house, enjoying the lack of company, I get to go out (with my FIL, thank you very much!) and buy a freezer. It's one thing we just really can't live without - I have a growing 5 yo boy that is already displaying teen tendancies (he is currently eating every 30 minutes. FULL meals, mind you - prednisolone does that to him) and a daughter that becomes ravenous when she hits a growth spurt.

The bright side? I was able to toss out a bunch of old stuff that we will never eat. (Yeah, I'm stretching here). We were able to stuff most of the "usuable" stuff into the house freezer (it's a side-by-side, so not a whole lotta room)...so I haven't lost a bunch of food, but Still.

The repairman was nice, and told me he *could* fix it, but....chances were something else would die when he put the new ($500 parts only) compressor on.

So, as soon as the bank opens, I am headed out. Sears has some nice (smaller) freezers on sale, so......*sigh*

Must fix breakfast now.
Current Mood: morosemorose
The possessed iPod says:: ice melting

Reason # 2,459 I love living in a small community... 06:24 pm
I called the "local" Sears this morning (I've learned that you NEVER assume that a store will have the things the "big-city" version have.)and asked about their freezers. I had made up my mind I would be happy with a much smaller freezer (have you looked at prices online? I was in shock!), so asked about a 16.7 cf one first.

The lady was very nice - told me the price ($659), then said "But, if you have room, we are having a sale on the 20.6 cf Kenmore right now, and if you pay with cash we'll take 10% off."

Yee-haw! We ran out to Sears (17.5 miles, as the crow flies) and, $750 (including tax and delivery fees) later, I was set up for delivery TODAY on a 20.6 cf Kenmore. Plus, she gave me a coupon to send in for a $50 rebate. *oooooh*

It's funny - it's the exact same size as the dead Frigidare, but it will hold a LOT more. It has 1 more shelf, with a pull-out basket in the bottom, and 6 shelves in the door (instead of the 4 the Frigidare had). It's freaking *huge*, and....IIRC, we paid $950 for the Frigidare in 2000. And it was a scratch-n-dent model.

Plus...the same model at the store in Mesquite (30+ miles away) is currently listed at $759, and THEY don't offer cash discounts.

To say I am chuffed is an understatement. *g* I ran out to the store and bought more meat to put in it, since I had so much room. It's *still* not full, but I feel happy at the moment with my stockpile. I should have enough stuff in there to feed Himself for...maybe a week. Two if I am very lucky. *vbg*

The only thing that will make me happier is news that Steph (finally) sent out my wheel. *g*
Current Mood: happyhappy
The possessed iPod says:: The Little Drummer Boy (VHS)
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