New refrigerator coming tomorrow

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I opened the refrigerator yesterday morning to get my lunch packed and discovered many of the items were cool, some warm, and a few still cold. Ack! We need a new refrigerator!

Luckily, we use an even older refrigerator in the garage as our "drink fridge". Bill calls it our "beer fridge" It holds water, soda, iced tea, and of course beer - both non-alcoholic and alcoholic versions! The freezer holds chicken, steak, ground turkey, sandwich rolls, bread, and other frozen goods that don't fit in the kitchen fridge.

So, I emptied the garage fridge of drinks and moved all items from the kitchen fridge to the garage fridge. Thank goodness we hadn't done a CostCo trip lately so there was room in the garage freezer for most of the items in the kitchen freezer.

Last night, Bill went to a Sears outlet to find a replacement refrigerator. After a freezer door fell off one refrigerator, he left. Since Bill found our new stove and I'm home from work today (4-day work weeks during the summer!), it was my turn to find a new refrigerator.

The area in which the refrigerator fits is smaller than a majority of the refrigerators manufactured today. The space is 65 1/2 inches high, 35 inches wide, and about 30 inches or so deep. The deeper and/or wider the refrigerator, the more space the door needs to open all the way. The old refrigerator was 65 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 31 inches deep. The door couldn't open all the way without hitting the stove, even with the garbage can out of the way.

I found a Whirlpool refrigerator at Western Appliance that should fit fine. It is 66 1/4 inches high (but the floor model was 65 1/2 inches so we're hoping we can adjust the feet if needed), 32 1/2 inches wide, and 31 1/2 inches deep. The shelves in the door are adjustable so I think they can be situated in such a way that we can open the bottom drawer on the right side without too much trouble.

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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