And the appliances arrived, and are in working order, but not without some complications!
First of all, awhile back, I told you about how Armondo dropped some light bulbs behind the fridge. (I'm so not looking for the link.) Anyway, the fridge was in an alcove, and over the many years that it was there, the walls had sort of closed in around it, and the fridge was STUCK, which meant that we bought new light bulbs instead of moving the fridge. Well, in order to prepare for the arrival of the new fridge, Armondo tried to move the old one out, with a little more force this time, but it was much too stuck for him alone to move.
Me: Whoa, that totally sucks!
Armondo: Well, I didn't build this crappy house! *pauses* I just bought it!
So, I had to take a shower with the door ajar. Well, Cherry thought this was wonderful, and spent the time playing peek-a-boo with me with the shower curtain while I washed. I TRIED to get Armondo to keep her company and get her to leave me alone, but I guess he was distracted somehow, and because of that, Cherry had a bit of an accident. She pulled my dirty clothes off of the dresser in there, taking our glass vase with bamboo in it down with them. The glass and rocks shattered all over the place, but luckily Cherry was far enough away to not get hurt. I was actually done my shower by this point, but was still standing in the shower sopping wet when I picked the little one up to console her scared, shaking little body. Armondo came in to pick up the glass while I stood there n@ked and wet holding little Cherry, who all of a sudden became very interested in squishing my br3asts like stress balls. (She's been weaned for a long time, so she doesn't get to see them very often.)
After the glass was cleaned up (but not all the rocks), I was able to finish getting ready for my non-spa date. I had to remind Armondo TWICE that I was running late and needed him to watch Cherry closer so that I could finish getting ready. And for what?!?! Ugh! (I'm so not over it!)
Anyway, in the spirit of before and after, here's an open shot of the old fridge. I didn't post a pic back when Belinda was doing the fridge dare, but I figured now would be a good time!
So, Armondo wasn't able to get the fridge out of the alcove by himself, in fact it took THREE guys to get it out!
The fridge has good points: Wide door shelves that hold 4litre milk jugs, and clear glass shelves and drawers that are easy to see through and clean.
The fridge has bad points: Extremely noisy (apparently due to the high-efficiency something or other) and the meat drawer is much smaller.
Overall though, I love my new fridge!
Has been replaced with this:
And they are WONDERFUL!
And now, our home and yard is an appliance graveyard! Our broken dishwasher (which we didn't bother replacing) is sitting at the end of our driveway to get picked up by the "large collection" truck that's supposed to come by twice a year. The old washer and dryer are waiting, covered on our front deck for friends to come take them away to their new place they just bought on the island, the fridge is also on our deck, waiting for our local electrical company to take it away and pay us $30 for the parts, and the stove has been pushed aside in our kitchen for someone to HOPEFULLY respond to our ad in the Buy Sell and Trade Classifieds.
And thus ends our adventures in appliances... for now!