4/27/20 – Day 43: Exiled for the Good of the Realm

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Okay…. Let me set the scene for you:

Hubby and I had just returned from Costco. I purchased more to be frozen than was actually going to fit in the chest freezer in the garage, so it had to go in the smaller kitchen freezer. I open the freezer door to find water dripping from the ice bin.

-Insert expletives here-

Great. The freezer is not freezing. Better check the fridge. It’s cool, but nowhere near as cold as it should be. FANTASTIC.

Check the time. 2:30pm on Sunday. During quarantine. Okay, we probably have about 2.5 hours before everything closes. So we start speed shopping online, looking for a replacement.

In case you aren’t aware, many retailers will not sell you their floor model, and likely don’t have stock for in-store pickup same-day.

But!!! We found one. So we complete the order online and call to confirm. Hubby & Dad borrow the neighbor’s truck and head over to pick it up. Approximately 60-90 seconds before they arrive, the order is cancelled by a manager. It turns out, they only had two – the floor model, and a damaged unit. The only thing wrong with the damaged one was the piece connecting the handle to the door is broken. So the manager sold it to us for half price!

While hubby & Dad are on the way home with the new fridge, the old one starts working again. But now, we really can’t trust it, so I guess we have a beverage fridge in the garage now.

OMG, what a weekend! At least we bought more vodka at Costco….

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I'm a working mom with 2 littles: my daughter is 5 and my son is 13. They are my whole life, but I often wonder if they will also be the death of me. We live with their dad and grandpa, and have 2 cats, 2 ferrets, and a gecko.
We're just trying to scrape by in this thing called life, and hopefully provide a few laughs in the meantime.

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