Fridge in the Middle

The Car Guy and I decided to replace our refrigerator. It is over 20 years old and well past its ‘best before’ date.

This is a haiku
Haiku’s don’t have to make sense
Refrigerator
– Author Unknown –

The appliance store had so many fridges to choose from – at least, that is what we thought when we first walked in the door! But, as our sales associate, Todd, walked us through the choices, it became clear that our new fridge would be ‘one of a kind’. Yes, if we wanted a fridge with an ice maker/water dispenser, with two upper doors and a lower freezer, that would fit in the space we had, in the colour white (to match the appliances we weren’t replacing) – our selection was one fridge.

So we ordered the fridge. It was supposed to be delivered in a week – two weeks tops! That was almost two months ago.

On a very local scale, a refrigerator is the center of the universe. On the inside is food essential to life, and on the outside of the door is a summary of the life events of the household.
– Robert Fulghum –

In the meantime, my old fridge is in a ‘not so convenient’ place in the kitchen. The Car Guy had to pull it out so that he could add the plumbing for the ice maker/water dispenser. He also had to raise the cabinet above the fridge by one inch.

He didn’t move the fridge back into the fridge ‘home’ because the fridge is heavy, awkward to move and only fits into the space if you give it a mighty shove… and the new fridge might arrive any day now!

Figuring out why people who choose not to do something don’t in fact do it is like attempting to interview the elves who live inside your refrigerator but come out only when the light is off.
– Eileen Pollack –

A fridge in the middle of the room seemed like a huge inconvenience initially. Now it is merely a mild annoyance. We can still use the fridge, even if the doors don’t open all the way. We can still get to the coffee maker and we can squeeze by the fridge to get from one room to another!

My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?
– Erma Bombeck –

In the grand scheme of  Red House Renos, the ‘fridge in the middle’ is way down the list of projects that seemed to take forever to finish!

Open your refrigerator door, and you summon forth more light than the total amount enjoyed by most households in the 18th century. The world at night, for much of history, was a very dark place indeed.
– Bill Bryson –

What is the oldest appliance in your house? Which one would you love to replace?

How many times have you been watching an episode of ‘South Park’ and thought, ‘I’d like to be able to watch this on my television while hooked into my mobile device, which is being controlled by my tablet device which is hooked into my oven, all while sitting in the refrigerator?’
– Trey Parker –

15 thoughts on “Fridge in the Middle

  1. Let me get this straight. You are watching tv while sitting in your fridge? A little cold and cramped isn’t it? But then, on the other hand, you won’t starve. Cheers.

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    1. Not me, ’cause the door won’t open wide enough to get into the fridge. But I’m thinking just a few people stood in front of an open fridge when the heat wave went through last month!

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    1. I didn’t either. I’m going to gather up some more fridge quotes and put them all in a post at my Quippery Category… unless there aren’t really that many of them and I have to do an Appliance post instead.

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  2. Taking a poor refrigerator out from its cozy, nestled spot and leaving it bare and totally exposed in the middle of a room?…….now that’s cold!

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    1. That argument is waging here too. It is hard to justify a bigger screen when we only get 3 stations and we only watch about 2 hours of TV a week!

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      1. Ha ha – at least I won the battle of the TV in the bedroom – there is none. Have a feeling I’ll lose the living room battle. Life is better without the boob tube – or at least moderation.

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    1. Glad I could start your day with happiness!
      No sign of the fridge. I’ve lowered my expectations – if it is here by the end of the year, I’ll be happy…

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  3. All I can say is: currently there’s a bike rack lying on the floor under the table in our sunroom. It used to be in the cellar. So… I found this post very reassuring… ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Don’t leave the bike rack there too long. It might put down roots or become so entangled in the table legs that you’ll never get it out!

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