Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Suck it in

We are on a roll here at my house. We just bought a new refrigerator! We bought our old refrigerator with our wedding money when we got married, so it’s coming up on 14 years old. The shelves on the door regularly fall out, and the ice maker produces hollow ice cubes which get stuck in the ice maker daily and I have to dig them out.

We had been discussing a new refrigerator for months, but we really looked them over recently since we were in the store buying a new microwave. This weekend, Home Depot was having a sale, so we decided to go for it. We chose a really nice side-by-side stainless steel fridge with the water and ice cubes in the door. It’s crazy how excited I am about that. I have never had a refrigerator with the water/ice thing in the door!

Now, buying it was the easy part. When we were measuring the “hole” in our kitchen where the refrigerator goes, it got a little more tricky. I never realized how much bigger the new refrigerators are compared with the old ones. Our old refrigerator is about 65 inches tall. The new one is 70 inches tall. We had to remove the cabinet above the refrigerator so we could get a new one to fit in there.

Next up is the width. The current “hole” is 36 ½ inches wide. The new refrigerator is 36 inches wide. That’s the part that scares me. I was afraid this was cutting it too close, but the lady at Home Depot said, “Oh, you’ll be fiiiiine!”

Uh-huh. The fridge is supposed to be delivered on Wednesday, so we’ll see. Either I’ll be happy as a clam with my brand new refrigerator, or I’ll have a stainless steel monstrosity in the middle of my kitchen because it won’t fit anywhere else. Cross your fingers for me.


LadyBugCrossing said...

I'm soo jealous. I hate our fridge - it came with the house. It has a bottom drawer for a freezer and it is awful! Unfortunately, it will NOT die.

Maybe someday it will and I can go back to the side by side with the ice and water in the door... Oh how I miss my ice and water in the door.

Anonymous said...

I'd love a new fridge. Hubby talked me into one of those bottom drawer freezer thingsa few years ago and I *HATE* it! Hate, hate hate it!!!

I want a big side by side...

Desert Songbird said...

Ha. We bought our old refrigerator with the money from our wedding; then, around year 15, we bought a new one (even though there wasn't anything wrong with the old one, which now sits in the garage for extra storage).

Our good fortunate, though - our house was built just a few years ago, so the newer, bigger appliances fit just fine. I love my ice and water in the door!

Mo said...

Oh, I can't wait for the stories of Eli & Georgia learning how to use the water & ice dispensers in the door!!!!!!
Oh - have you ever tried cleaning hand prints off stainless steel appliances?????????????????????????