At the risk of sounding like I'm feeling sorry for myself I will take that risk and write about my week. We all have them and I had a beauty this week.
We have had an unusually rainy summer this year and I love it. Several afternoons we've had incredible thunder storms. Last Thursday I was enjoying another one of these storms when I was nearly blown off my feet by the biggest clap of thunder I have ever witnessed. The electricity immediately went out. It was out for nearly four hours.
When the power came back on my refrigerator was making weird little noises. I assumed it was the ice maker and didn't think too much about it until the next day when I realized all the food in the freezer was thawing. It took me several more hours to figure out the whole refrigerator was on the blink. When the appliance repair man came, the next day, I had lost quite a bit of food and was keeping the rest "luke cool" by loading up the refrigerator with bags of ice.
Even though the refrigerator was only 5 or 6 years old the power surge that occurred when the power came back on blew up the compressor. And for a mere $762.00 I could have the compressor replaced next week sometime when they could track one down.
I opted to buy a new one....$1200, three stops later and with the help of my dear daughter-in-law I was the disgusted owner of a refrigerator I didn't like as much as my dear departed one.
I'm going to give Lowes a plug here because they delivered it the next day, which was Sunday...Amazing! Things were looking up even though I had been buying ice for the last two days and schlepping food from the dead refrigerator to coolers that filled the kitchen.
I waited all morning and no promised phone call from the delivery guys. Messing around online, checking my email, there was one that I almost put in the spam folder but instead opened it. It was from the dispatch guy at Lowe's...they couldn't get a hold of me. What! I'd been hovering by the phone all morning. A phone call later I found out they had written down my number with one digit wrong.
The guys showed up early in the afternoon, and very expertly, moved the old refrigerator out, the new one in and guess what? It was too tall by ONE HALF inch! Fortunately my brother made the cabinets and he will come shave off the half inch. He's the BEST!
So outside of stepping around the refrigerator that protrudes into the room, things were settling down until my favorite hair dryer blew up, sparks flew and almost lit me on fire.
Thanks for letting me "BLOW UP". It's a theme around my house lately.