Sunday, September 19, 2010

Refrigerator Blues

The fridge guy didn't show up Friday afternoon. The scheduling people called and said he was running late and wouldn't make it, and tried to tell me I have to wait until Wednesday!

I fussed and got them to agree to come Saturday afternoon, which meant I had to skip the football game. I stood around waiting all day, finally calling the warranty company a half hour after the latest time he was supposed to be here.

The lady was very nice, contacted Sears, and got back with me that he was still supposed to complete his route.

Meanwhile, a kitten had been stepped on by accident, and someone else had to take her to the emergency vet, as I couldn't leave the house. Silverstream has a a broken leg, and the growth plate has shifted, and they can't pin it as she is too small. This story is going to be a long one, I can foresee.

The repair people finally said the guy would come, to just hold on. I was thrilled, as the stuff in the freezer would start to get iffy soon, and I had skipped out on being with the kids for the evening just to wait for the repair.

He came, and was one of the nicest people. It turns out the defrost heater is broken, so the thing froze up. I had to empty the freezer into the sink and an ice chest. He defrosted it, which will keep it running for about 2 weeks, and the part should be in for him to replace it before it has time to refreeze.

If it starts to freeze up before that again, I just need to defrost it myself. A pain, but not insurmountable.

To let you know how balky electronic things get in this house, his printer refused to give me a receipt! Even other people's stuff doesn't work under this roof. (Insert eye roll here.)

So the fridge is bandaged, and so is the kitten. She has a huge cast that she can barely get around on, but she is supposed to stay quiet and still as much as possible anyway.

Finally I can rest without worrying about losing the contents of the freezer.

Today is:

Cosmetic Bridge Day

Feast of Thoth -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (god of wisdom and magic)

Independence Day -- St. Kitts and Nevis

International Coastal Cleanup Day

International Eat An Apple Day

Jubilee of the Moth Moons -- Fairy Calendar

National Butterscotch Pudding Day

National Seat Check Saturday (Check it for what, sagging? I'm old, of course it is! Oh, make sure car seats are secured -- my kids finally outgrew those, phew.)

Responsible Dog Ownership Day

St. Januarius' Day (patron of blood banks, Naples; against the evil eye)

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Visit a Sick Friend Today Day

Wife Appreciation Day

World Peace Day

Birthdays Today:

Jimmy Fallon, 1974
Jim Abbot, 1967
Trisha Yearwood, 1964
Joan Lunden, 1950
Leslie "Twiggy" Lawson, 1949
Jeremy Irons, 1948
Randolph Mantooth, 1945
"Mama" Cass Elliot, 1941
Bill Medley, 1940
Paul Williams, 1940
David McCallum, 1933
Adam West, 1928
Duke Snider, 1926
Joseph Pasternak, 1901

Today in History:

The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the US, 1778
Ephraim Morris patents the railroad brake, 1838
Bond and Lassell discover Hyperion, moon of Saturn, 1848
New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all of its women the right to vote, 1893
Funeral of assassinated President William McKinley, 1901
Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut as Steamboat Willie, at the Colony Theater in NYC, 1928
The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich, 1946
Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland, 1959
Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them, 1961
The Solomon Islands join the United Nations, 1978
Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System, 1982
Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists, 1991

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