More Refrigerator News

The good news: we got a new refrigerator and it looks great in our kitchen. The bad news: our double oven died in the same surge that killed our refrigerator. The good news: when we get a new oven it will match our shinny stainless steal fridge. The bad news: it will cost MORE than the fridge.

So we are now shopping for a oven/microwave combo unit that will fit in our wall. We got the fridge from The Great Indoors which is really Sears and it was a good experience. However it was delivered by Taco Libre and his henchmen.

Imagine if you will, a 14 yr old in desperate need of his Ridlen and one of those Mexican wrestlers who wear those masks, smoosh them together and device into four equal pieces, give them a truck and a furniture dolly and you’ll have Taco Libre and his henchmen.

They came flying down our street, overshot the house, one jumped out and the rear lift gate started to rise before the tuck had come to a complete stop. The truck-leaper came to the front door clipboard in hand and announced he “had a refrigerator as was to leave it in the carton, where is the old one?” After overcoming the language barrier and straightening out the first two points, I turned to see 2 Tasmanian Devils ripping and tearing everything and anything attached to the terrified appliance. Edwardo Sissorhands. The third devil was standing in the truck, although I did not see it, I suspect he plucked the cardboard encased cooler and through it down to his com padres on the street.

Meanwhile, our dear old Amana was being manhandled into the street and onto the truck. We got Amana practically the same time we got Katie. As they skirted the mounting debris that was the new fridge’s packing material, one of the drawers few out and bounced across the tarmac. It was being lifted into the truck by the lift-gate when the bottom section got crushed between the gate and the back of the truck. They had to lower the gate to get it out. I could watch no more.

Our new refrigerator now stripped naked was hurling towards the front door shouldered by 2 ADD Mexican wrestlers, wide side first. My wife shouted “Stop!” The word bounced off them like so many insults from the crowd. Linda through herself in front of the wedged refrigerator and explained that if they turned it 90 degrees it would fit. After much arm waving and adding of vowels to the end of words the fridge was through the door and slammed into the space where we hoped it would fit.

Once in it’s native habitat it was obvious the appliance still had some vestiges of it’s previous bondage. Taco and his men had to be pulled away with assurances that we would finish the defilement ourselves. Linda gave them waters and they were off. I think the whole event took less than 2 minutes. We were out of breath and emotionally spent.

6 comments to More Refrigerator News

  • Katiebird

    Haha! Wow Edwardo Sissorhands?! Thats so funny! So the new oven is going to have a microwave on the top instead of the other oven? Where will we put the pizza disk thing? That’s intense yall, im sad that I missed it.
    You could narrate for mythbusters, I have been watching it all day cause im sick =(
    Anyways, I cant wait to see it!

  • We don’t know what the new one will be like. We know what we want but because the house is old most wall ovens (and microwaves) don’t fit. Perhaps we will just get an Easy-Bake

  • Mom


    You would have loved this. Dad was not exaggerating at all. The little guys were scary! We really were exhausted.

    He didn’t tell you the really cool part. This freezer make 3, count them 3, different sizes of ice cubes. Small, Medium and Large! We have yet been able to tell the difference, but a true connoisseur like yourself will be able to immediately discern the difference!

    And yes, we have considered the dilemma of where to keep all the stuff we store in one of the double ovens. But if we get another double oven, we can continue one of the ovens for storage. I don’t think the microwave will be available for storage.

    By the way, I hope you are feeling better!

  • katiebird

    wow, 3 different kinds of ice cubes, that is sooo cool! i cant wait

  • Stu

    Is that one of those LG/Kenmore fridges? I think we have the same one (as evidenced by the 3-sized ice maker) – BTW if you put it on large, I think the bucket only holds like 6 cubes.

    So what got crushed? I could not tell. Everything looks fine.

  • The old refridgerator got crushed on the way inot the truck.

    6 cubes LOL