those were the words out of our mouth tuesday night when we opened the freezer.
all those frozen berries, home made pesto, and meat were thawed. the fridge wasn't cold, the freezer wasn't cold. CRAP. a broken fridge was all we needed. JD didn't know at the time, but our San Fran trip was quickly approaching. there certainly wasn't enough time to shop for a new fridge. plus, where were we going to come up with the money?
originally we had thought the freezer door had been pushed open and started to thaw... but tuesday night it was apparent the entire thing was no longer working.
i immediately started to have a breakdown. there were too many variables... shopping for a fridge, the big surprise san fran trip reveal, fridge delivery, scheduling a repair person, and now no fridge for the dog sitter. urgh. my head was exploding.
thank god our neighbor has a freezer chest that had room, so we took most of our freezer contents up to their house. that move alone, saved us a few hundred dollars in meat and frozen fruit. i returned home to start cooking a few of the things that didn't make the trip to their freezer so, we could eat them before they want bad.
i immediately got online to compare refrigerators but JD said he could fix it. he ran a few tests on the fridge and he felt he had a pretty good idea he would be able to fix it. not that i doubted him, but how many people do you know that can diagnose a problem in an appliance and then fix it without the help of a repair man? where do you get parts for these things anyway? by the time he had it narrowed down to a specific part it was too late - the stores were closed.
so tuesday night we unloaded the fridge items that wouldn't be able to survive into a cooler in the middle of our kitchen and covered them with ice.
soon after i revealed the san fran trip because the fridge stress was just too much and we needed something to look towards. we went to bed excited for the new trip and worried about the fridge.
the next day JD found the part and $86 dollars later, he was at home behind the fridge for the second day in a row. he had some crazy wiring diagrams and a headlamp on... i didn't interrupt. he meant business. about 30 minutes later i heard my fridge kick on... i looked down to see the look of triumph on his face. i opened the freezer door, the air blew cold.
he had done it... he fixed the fridge and all before our trip. the food was saved and in an unexpected bonus both the freezer and fridge got a much needed clean out.
i'm lucky to have such a handyman... he fixes appliances. yeah i would say that's a little hot. ha.