Thursday, May 26, 2005

Death of a Refridgerator

Our fridge has died. It happened some time yesterday evening, I think. Last night I had some ice cream and it seemed a little soft, but I didn't really think much of it. This morning, stuff in the freezer was thawed, and I was concerned but I thought maybe I hadn't shut it all the way after getting the ice cream last night. So we made sure that the freezer was shut tight all day long. This evening (around 8pm) we checked and everything was completely melted. The ice cube trays held only water and the frozen veggies were mush. Then we checked the fridge - the milk jug and water pitcher were both sweating - sure signs that the fridge was warming up as well.
We packed everything we could save into the cooler and took it over to my mom's place to store in her fridge for a day or so. The rest of it had to be thrown out. I suppose it's a good way to completely clean out the fridge, but it is frustrating just the same. We called the landlord and she will be coming over tomorrow morning to look at the fridge and see if she thinks it can be simply repaired or if it will need to be replaced. I don't know what she knows about refridgerators, but I guess she just wants to see for herself that it is no longer working.
Of course, a visit from the landlord means that we had to clean the kitchen and dining room really well, in addition to getting the clutter out of the living room. When I get up in the morning I'll be cleaning the inside of the fridge (it's empty now, but I haven't actually cleaned it yet) as well as cleaning out the guinea pig's pen.

Which is another story entirely - Arwen (the guinea pig) is going to have a new home soon. I talked to someone I know from the theatre and she already has one female pig and is interested in having another. I told her that I have one that I would like to find a good home for, and she said that if I am serious about giving her away then they will take her. I'm happy to know that she will be going to a place where she will be taken care of - a lot better than I have taken care of her. I do feel badly that I have neglected her so much.

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