Thursday, 6/28, I got a phone call at work from my daughter and husband -the refridgerator is hot and nothing in it is cold. Since I was at work and did not bring my magic wand that day, there was nothing I could do over the phone, much to their shock and dismay. I realized when I got home that the refridgerator (18+ years old) had finally died. They had tried turning the dial up, etc, no luck and the freezer top was working fine. So, I went shopping that night for something that could be delivered the next day (as we were having my daughter's birthday party Saturday). I immediately remembered why I do not like to shop with my DH when he walked into the store and started looking at the fancy stainless models that cost $2500 or more. I said, that was not in our budget, his response "the price is not important". Ack - way to make me have a heart attack right in the store. We finally compromised on a model that was in our budget (as in, I have the money sitting in the bank to pay for it) but was fancy enough to suit his tastes. He wanted a model with ice/water on the door. I did not since the only ones with that are side by side and I hate side by sides. But I now have a side by side sitting in my kitchen, keeping me company for the next 12 - 15 years. I did agree to this but in hindsight, I should not have agreed at all to go shopping with him. Anyway, we now have a new fridge, saved 10% off the price and free delivery - that satisfied the frugal side of me. Next time, DH does not get to go shopping with me, even if it means I have to sneak out without him!!!!!
R.I.P. - My Refridgerator
July 9th, 2007 at 03:43 pm