Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Frozen goods first!

Last Friday, I was at my computer in the dining room when all of a sudden, I heard a loud sound, something like „Rrrrr -Ra-Ta-Thump“ coming from the kitchen. I checked and everything seemed normal again. I was pretty sure that it came from the fridge, though.

On Saturday afternoon, I went to the kitchen to take out some milk and noticed that it was not very cold. I verified the setting, but it was still in 3, so it should have been cold enough. I could still hear the motor running and the light was on, so it couldn’t be a fuse. Odd. I then checked in the lower freezer part. O-ooooh! The ice cubes in the top drawer were already starting to melt. OrangeX and I immediately took the still frozen goods down to the basement in our second refrigerator-freezer. Luckily, we didn’t have very much in the kitchen freezer and only a few items had to be thrown away. Next thing to do was to transfer the contents of the kitchen fridge and bring them downstairs as well.

First thing on Monday morning, I called our real estate management company (we rent our house) and an hour later, I received a phone call from the repairman himself, who said that he could come by at 1:15 that same day. At 1:10 pm (typically Swiss), the doorbell rang and at 1:25 pm, he was out again. Diagnosis: After 13 years of service, our Bauknecht refrigerator has passed away, kicked the bucket, bitten the dust. May it rest in peace. Amen.

Anyway, we’ll be getting a new refrigerator-freezer, hopefully, by the end of this week. I can’t wait. I’m sick of running up and down the stairs every time to pick something out of the fridge!

13 comments:

Eva said...

oh no, what a bummer,hope you get a nice new one soon! and thank you for the tip about the eggtimer, got one last weekend :-)

angelika said...

How bad. I know what you are speaking about - I had the same scenario 1 1/2 years ago. And how lucky we are to have two of them...
Have a pleasant Monday evening, hi from Vienna, angelika

Expat Traveler said...

I say protest and go on a chocolate diet! hehe.. I know you are craving that though...

Ah walking out and getting something till it arrives is alright as long as it's only for a while...

The milk, most important start of the day!

Wishing for a speedy entrance as the same are the woes for the washer and dryer! email me and I'll complain. hehe

CanadianSwiss said...

Eva: I hope it will arrive soon, too.

Angelika: Yes, lucky us :) Thanks for stopping by.

ET: I'm not very chocolaty, so I couldn't "diet" off it.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Eww, that's nasty... a dead fridge. However you're lucky that it will be replaced and you don't have to buy a new one, they cost an arm and a leg these days!
BTW my grandkitties Leon and JoJo are wishing Happy Valentine's Day to Cap'n Dale.

Ginnie said...

Between our furnace and your fridge, I think the world's coming to an end!

Someone I know would always say in such situations, "Nobody died!" Thank God you're both safe-n-sound.

Mr. Fabulous said...

I want a new refrigerator/freezer!

Happy Valentine's Day!

CanadianSwiss said...

Ex-Shammi: YES! Very nasty! And I'm stuck with it until a replacement comes in (I don't believe I'll get it tomorrow)

Ginnie: Thanks. The repairmand DID aske if I had smelled something strange (the cooling liquid) when it "departed". Luckily, not. That liquid is very toxic if it leaks.

Fab: You sure don't want a European one. You'd be lucky to get a liter of milk, a pound of meat, a couple of condiments and a few tomatoes in there. Then it's full!

Hope you had a great V-Day with Mrs. Fab :)

christina said...

Someone told your fridge you'd be moving and it got all huffy! :-)

Good thing it didn't conk out when you were away for a few days or something. We also have a second (the old one) fridge and a big freezer in the basement. I'd hate to think what it would be like if those went on the blink.

Shelli said...

Yippee! I love new stuff. Best part is that you don't have to pay for it. Right?

CanadianSwiss said...

Christina: I'm glad it happened when we were at home, believe me. I've had the other experience, too a couple of years ago. Ewwww.

Shelli: Nope, it's included in the rent :)

traveller one said...

I can sooooooooo identify with things melting in the freezer!

Anyhow-- I have tagged you for a fun meme on my blog- come and see!

CanadianSwiss said...

T1: Did it ;)