Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New One

We decided finally it is time for a new refrigerator. The one we have now has served admirably for 17 years and still works fine except more and more often we are finding a puddle of water on the floor in front of the unit. So we figured we ought to replace it before its incontinence led to more severe problems.

I didn't realize how hard it is to find the right fridge! Just like houses, I guess. We looked at well over 100 houses before finding the baby bear "just right" one we live in now. We looked at a bunch of refrigerators, too.. and tried to look at online reviews, etc. to choose a good one.

Looks-wise, I like the french-door units with the bottom freezer. Julie didn't like the freezer sections, and I'd have to say I didn't care for them, either. In the end we decided to stay with the conventional - another top-freezer model, this one made by Maytag. White, square, no fancy frills.. just a box that keeps food cold. Home Depot is delivering it later this week. Southern California Edison is coming later this week to pick up the old one for recycling.

I know it's just an inanimate object but I feel sorry for the old fridge. It worked so well for such a long time and in fact it is still working well except for the leaks. I think after it found out we were looking for another fridge it even tried to stop making so many puddles but alas, last night it just couldn't hold it any longer and there was water on the floor again.

I kind of wish the old fridge would start acting (and heating) up just so I could say goodbye and good riddance, but it seems to be performing to the very end. Ah, it will be sad to see it go.





2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for you Rickie.Ummmm... maybe next time you should think about changing the thing a little earlier. The energy savings will pay pay for the box over just a little while.

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=refrig.calculator

Rickie Miyake said...

Well I think the next one will be in about 15 years instead of 17, lol.. I actually have one of those kill a watt things that measures how much electricity is being used by whatever appliance is plugged into it but I haven't used it yet.