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#1 of 10 Old 01-02-2011, 04:56 AM - Thead Starter
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Gary is leaving again this morning and won't be home until Tuesday morning. He will only be home for 18 hours, then back on the road. Sigh...

We had to change when we go to Mass from Sunday mornings to Saturday evening. I kind of like that because the girls and I get to hang out at home and be lazy, but still...We are having to make so many changes at once I'm still not used to it.

Our refrigerator has been freezing food on the refrigerator side and the freezer keeps defrosting and we have had to throw away so much food over the last couple of years that I have finally had enough. There is only so many times I am willing to repair something, so yesterday we bought a new one; it will be delivered Tuesday. I started feeling a panic attack in Sears because I had no idea that prices on refrigerators had gone up so much! (I'm not trying to be funny, I really did have anxiety.) We had to buy it on credit, but unless we wanted to buy a mini fridge, we didn't have enough money to buy one with cash. Oh well, these thing happen.

Well, that's about it for me...Anxeity over buying a new appliance. Silly...

 

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Not terribly silly Heather... They are expensive.  We just bought a new freezer the day after Christmas and had the same problem.  I kept putting off the purchase trying to get enough money saved up for it since ours went out.  We couldn't put it off any longer because Jim's parents had a cow slaughtered and are gifting a third of the meat to us for our present.  I was having issues laying out that much money.

 

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The money you saved on the meat is worth the cost of the freezer, but still...

Thats what was happening here. I was throwing away food at least once a month because it would freeze or defrost. I can't keep bags of salad, fruit, or vegetables at all anymore because the refrigerator side would freeze and ruin them. (the temp is set at it's lowest, but it doesn't matter.) My freezer had thawed out at least 3 times last year and we had to throw out everything. By the time I add up all of the money that was spent on food that I have to throw out, and then the aggrivation of it all, it was time for a new one. I was just cought off guard at the prices and to make it more expensive, Gary wanted a stainless steel one because my mom has one and it is super easy to clean. With two 7 year olds, we need "easy clean up." The fridge we have now never looks clean (on the outside) no matter how hard I try. We also like having ice and water on the door for the girls, AND we bought one with the freezer on the bottom and french doors on the top. It's the same size as our side by side that we have now, but it looks MUCH roomier. All of those features add up to a very expensive price tag.

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Yes, they do.  I know just which one you are talking about because it's the one I want :)  Someday :)

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I didn't think that I would end up with one, either. Our side by side is up against a wall, so we were never able to open the freezer more than 80 degrees, which made it difficult to put anything on the larger side in there. Couldn't even think about a Thanksgiving turkey, the freezer is too narrow. We have to take frozen pizza's out of the box and it simply just doesn't hold very much. He is now working for Pepperidge Farm and gets bread (and other things) for free. My poor size by side is stuffed to the brim right now because I have bread in it, but there really isn't more than a week or so worth of food in there. I am the one who wanted the freezer on the bottom, but I wasn't going to go with the french door one. When I looked at how little room the one door-freezer on the bottom fridge had, I told Gary we were going to have to go with the bigger one.

 

With what Gary wanted and what I wanted, it's what we ended up with.

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I get crazy panicky when it comes to making a large purchase ... even when I have the money.  I start thinking that holding on to a chunk of money is better than having the item I wanted ... I did that last year with my tax return ... made NO big purchases because I couldn't let go of the money ... ended up dwindling away on it's own with nothing to show for it.  This year I WILL buy something! lol

 


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I couldn't even breath through signing my mortgage.   It sounds like a great fridge.  The other was completely shot.  Fridges are expensive.  *hugs* 


 
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We desperately need a new one, but the cost is keeping us from buying one - so I completely understand.  Since ours does work for the most part, I just can't seem to justify the cost of a new one.  This one is almost 10 years old, but it was cheap to start with (got it when we bought the house as a "starter" fridge).  I would love to have the one you are talking about, but they are WAY expensive.  Maybe in another year or two, when the one we have breathes its' last, I will be able let myself get a new one.  Until, I'm just making do with what we have.


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Brenda, we didn't start out with the intention on buying the one we did. But with two small kids we needed the features that this one has. What doesn't help is that I despise shopping, expecially grocery shopping, so I buy as much as I can fit in the fridge and freezer at one time so I don't have to go to the store as often. If I would buy groceries online and have it delivered to my house, I would. Actually, I think Whole Foods does that, but there is a 10% upcharge and I'm not paying 10% extra!

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I hear ya!  When my mom broke her shoulder last year, she did that because she obviously couldn't do the shopping herself.  Altho she said it was more expensive, she loved it.  (She hates any kind of shopping, unlike me who loves all kinds of shopping - even for groceries!  LOL!).  Then, she made a deal with the manager of the store to let whoever brought it to her unload it and put it away for her and she paid the kid an extra $5-$10 dollars for doing it.  She loved ordering it online and having it delivered.  Said if it hadn't cost so much she would keep doing it.

 

My biggest problem with our fridge is it in too small.  it's the smallest side by side we could find.  These old houses just don't have the room for anything larger that 33in, which means a tiny fridge and freezer.  The door to my freezer is starting to rust out where the ice/water dispenser is, I have broken door shelves in the fridge and freezer.  the meat keeper drawer runners are broken and barely holding on.  Yeah, we really need a new one but it's gonna have to wait.


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