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So, we have a fridge, now. It's so clean and shiny. And black, which makes it look kind of like the Fridge Lord of the Sith. Mom and Dad got it for us as our wedding present.

The really funny thing is that we had a hell of a time finding a fridge small enough, and this one still technically sticks out into the doorway of the kitchen just a little. It's 20 cubic feet, which apparently is quite teeny for a fridge these days. And I wanted one with french doors and a bottom freezer, so that made a small enough Fridge even harder to find. But I'm quite pleased with this one. All of the shelves on the door are big enough to put a gallon of milk in.

It's actually pretty sad, how empty the thing looks after I've put all the food back in it. We don't tend to keep a lot of food in the house, and it's even more apparent with those 6 extra cubic feet.

And it has an ice maker. Did I mention that? So we'll actually have, you know, ice. For when people come over and stuff. Tengu has already freaked out slightly when he heard the first load of cubes drop in to the bin. And then again when the water turned on.

The delivery men were all super nice. I was actually fairly fascinated by how they moved the fridge - I was expecting a dolly or a hand cart or something. Instead two of them just put on these harnesses with a long strip of (really sturdy, I guess) cloth between them. They slid the cloth under the fridge, picked it up, and balanced it with their hands. I even said something about it, and one of the guys said, "It's magic. Just pretend you don't notice the harness." They were also very complimentary about the job my dad did putting in the water pipe for the ice maker. One of them asked if he was a professional plumber. So see dad, you may hate plumbing, but you're apparently awesome at it.

The plumbing thing actually did lead to a minor oh shit moment with the cats. The fridge guy wanted to see where the valve was for the water, so I showed it to him in the crawl space. He took care of all of that and then went on his way. It wasn't until hours later that I noticed that there was a light on downstairs, and that the door to the crawlspace had been left open. That resulted in about two minutes of utter panic when Mike and I tried to find both the cats. Thankfully, neither of them had noticed the nifty new play room. Which is good, because I didn't feel like giving them a bath tonight anyway.

Goodbye dirty, stinky, old fridge with all your broken shelves. You've served me well since I bought you with the house, but I can't say I'll miss you. Hello, Darth Fridge.

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pewterfish
Jun. 10th, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a bit like a Forearm Forklift to me...

Viva Darth Fridge!
katsudon
Jun. 11th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, very like that, actually. It was pretty cool.
shebit
Jun. 10th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
I'd love a bigger fridge - ours is a little cramped - but we don't have room for one.
dihong
Jun. 10th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
Oooh... it sounds nice. I need a small fridge, too, preferably with double doors and a bin. What brand/model was it?
katsudon
Jun. 11th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
here's the one we got. It was on sale at Sears for less than $1000.
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