at least we did end up getting a new refrigerator

You know one of the lousiest feelings in the world? Opening your fridge at 11:30 on a Sunday night and discovering that it has died.

And then inspecting the temperature and aroma of the food inside and determining that it has evidently been dead for quite some time.

I know that because that's what I did last night.

Once we called in our maintenance request to the main office and spent some time feeling sorry for ourselves and texting our mothers for sympathy, Michelle and I emptied the entire fridge and freezer and threw all of the contents away.  

For the most part it was very disheartening to see so much money and food go to waste.  However, a small part of me saw the whole event as a blessing in disguise because there was some turkey and eggs in there that had seen better days and/or months and it's quite possible that this unfortunate appliance demise saved us from a serious bout of food poisoning. 


 By the time we finished with the clean out, we had cheered up and were focusing on the new replacement fridge that we hoped to get.

And also giving thanks that we were able to salvage a handful of items. 
 
Namely, lemon juice, soda, coffee, and wine in a box shaped like a purse.

And, really, what more could a girl really need?

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Comments

Faith said…
Wine in the box makes everything better ;).

But seriously, it really is nice when the most important things are spared. But a dead fridge tops my list on the most hated things.
Paige Brown said…
I would be so upset!! And also texting/calling my mom for sympathy. Most classy box wine I've ever seen- nice! :)
My-cliffnotes said…
I hope you got a new fridge!
Mills said…
I'm going to need one of those purse wine things.

Luckily I'm terrible at grocery shopping so I would only have replace mayo and mustard, maybe some cheese :)
K said…
Ugh that's the worst! That happened to us in our apartment, but I found out right before work. We lost so much food! Hope you guys have your new fridge and are back in action.
*LO* said…
aw that SUCKS. i certainly know how you feel, twice in 2012! strangely enough, on a sunday night as well i opened my freezer, it died, but i was like ok no big deal we'll get it fixed! the next morning the fridge eventually died too :( that was the summer. THEN hurricane sandy hit, and again we lost all of our food! argh!

love the wine purse :) :) hope you get your new fridge soon!
Chloe said…
Lmao. Purse shaped box of wine. Where can I get one??
Lindsay said…
I got a wine-purse for Christmas! My MIL saw it and immediately thought of me :) how funny! Thank heavens you were able to save that...!
Lindsay said…
I got a wine-purse for Christmas! My MIL saw it and immediately thought of me :) how funny! Thank heavens you were able to salvage that...!
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Amy said…
=( oh man. I've had to do this (unfortunately multiple times) Heres to hoping your new fridge doesn't putz out on you!
Kristen said…
Wine and Coke! That's all this girl needs!
Abbey said…
probably all you REALLY needed was the wine. :)
Elle said…
i'm not going to lie, i would have been really pissed if i had to throw out all my food. but a new fridge would maybe make up for it. mainly because i love new kitchen things.
Oh no! Bummer! But I'm so glad you were able to save the wine box shaped like a purse, because losing that would obviously have been tragic. Hope you've gotten a new fridge and are back up and running!
Sam M said…
The is the worst appliance to have stop working. You can wash your clothes by hand, cover up if your house is cold, but you can't freeze food without a freezer. I'm sorry it broke down and you had to throw things out. I hope your new fridge is nice!
Traci said…
OMG wine that looks like a bag??? OMG OMG!!! Where did you find it?? Moving on to adult things, this post is just another reminder that I really need to clean out my fridge. There isn't anything with a questionable date but the shelves need a good wiping down. Hope you get an awesome new fridge.
Elise said…
Ughhh, I would have hated throwing away all of that food. Hated it. I hope you celebrated the new fridge by eating Chick-fil-A. That's what I would have done.
Niken said…
uggh!
i hate that too because you have to put everything out and worry about all those stuff!

but yes, at least you get a new fridge
Sarah said…
Between the heat and the freezer you've been having all sorts of problems over there! I hope your tv doesn't go out next! ;)
Sarah said…
Oh gosh, that's awful having to deal with that. Something sort of similar, not really, but bottom line we lost everything in our fridge too. It was sad to throw everything out, but it was nice to have a clean beginning, especially all of those things you really need to throw away but can't because you don't want to "waste money" even though you weren't using them. New Year, New fridge/food start, woo hoo!
Throwing stuff out sucks!

I always have lemon juice for my water.
Baby Sister said…
Dang, that sucks!! Hubby and I have to buy a new fridge because only one side of his works, and they are expensive!! I hope you got a good deal.
Oh no! Glad you got a new one though!