New Refrigerator!

We had major refrigerator drama at our house over New Year’s.  On New Year’s Eve, Jim noticed that our freezer items were thawing.  We pulled the refrigerator out and found that underneath the fridge was totally clogged with dog hair.  We vacuumed it out, crossed our fingers and hoped that the items would be frozen in the morning…no such luck!

The refrigerator came with the foreclosure we bought a couple of years ago and was in pretty rough shape.

Old Fridge 3

Old Fridge 2

OK, it was disgusting! It looked like something the previous owners probably kept in the garage and used for soda and beer. Or fish bait. Anyway, we wanted to wait to buy a new fridge until we were ready to renovate the kitchen. However, the old fridge kicked all four feet into the air on New Year’s Eve, so we had to get one now.

Fortunately, Jim and K had already researched refrigerators pretty thoroughly, and we had a good idea of what we wanted…a Samsung 29.6 cu. ft. side by side. Actually we wanted the model that has a wifi LED screen built into the freezer door (doesn’t EVERYONE need a computer in their refrigerator??), but there were none of those to be had within a quick timeframe. So we went with the model without the wifi. After some price comparisons online, we found a great deal at the local Sears Appliance Store, and bought one there on New Years Day.

The only hitch was that they couldn’t deliver it for four days. We went home and salvaged what we could out of the fridge and put it into 2 coolers on the patio. I can’t tell you how many times during those four days that I automatically walked over to the old fridge and opened it when I needed something – it was a lot! 🙂

Finally Saturday arrived and so did our new fridge! The delivery guy said it was the sweetest delivery ever – I guess he was happy that we had no stairs and no narrow doors.
They got it set up in a jiffy and left us to get to know our new appliance.

New Fridge 1

Initially, all three of us spend a good deal of time groveling on the floor trying to get the thing leveled. That was a pretty big pain, but we did get it dead-on level. I unloaded both coolers and we sat and admired our new toy.

It’s very roomy, and has digital controls that we love. Its dimensions are a little smaller than the old fridge, but it has 3 more cubic feet – how does that work?? Anyway, it’s a great fridge that just may take us on in 🙂

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About donnahuebsch

I'm a wife, a mom to an unschooling teenager, an animal lover, an artsy craftsy kind of person, & a DIYer. We're embarking on our BIGGEST do-it-yourself project yet - renovating an entire house!
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