Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Good bye old fridge and UH OH!

A couple of weeks ago, our Maytag refrigerator began gasping and warming. It was time to either call the repair folks or buy a new refrigerator. (I was pushing for the new fridge...) After a couple of days of dragging our feet, the problem hadn't improved and we decided to shop seriously for a new one. (We'd already shopped a few times when nothing was wrong with the old one and had found the perfect model.) So off we went in pursuit of the best of deal.

Long story short, we found the desired LG refrigerator model at Sears and it could be delivered in a few days but hubby wanted to check out Home Depot to see if they could beat the delivery date. They couldn't, so back to Sears we went. Then the bad news came. Someone bought the last LG refrigerator with the earlier delivery date while we ran around and we would have to wait a couple of weeks for delivery, BUT they would also match Home Depots better price. We decided to go for it and wait, lost the food in the fridge and freezer and have eaten a lot of take out.

Yesterday was our delivery date between 4 and 6 pm. The new bright and shiny model was brought in, the water line was connected and they tried to slide it into the space and UH OH! It's too wide... We had measured every which way that we could think of BUT hubby didn't pull the old one out before we measured - we just measured around it. It's hitting the tile on the counter and we need to lose about 3/4". This is not a good thing. It's in the middle of the floor and we have a very small kitchen. Hubby drilled away the grout and cut the tile today and it's still too tight. Now we also have a new scratch on the side. There's not enough space to move the offending little cabinet over, and I'm all for removing it but then we'd have an untiled space on the floor. We'll see if a planer works on the cabinet tomorrow.

Oh yeah, we're still eating take out! Too much dust to turn on the new fridge...

11 comments:

once in a blue moon... said...

oh how horrid... is it wrong to tell you it sure is a great looking fridge, even if its just a big ox in the middle of the room right now?

can you get a skinner model? oy what a pia for you...

and all that take out, been there done that, i hated it, you can't even have a glass of milk, we are so spoiled having a fridge you forget how hard it is without one... at least the weather is cooler for you, we didn't have a fridge for a week when it was 110 degrees, nothing cool to drink at all!

hope you get it up and running fast~

Foley said...

When things go wrong... I feel for you, the same thing happened to my brother with his new frig.

Hopefully the planner can come up with something..

Gorgeous frig!!!

SmilingSally said...

Oh, Diane, how awful for you! Something that should be so exciting (it IS gorgeous!) is frustrating. I do hope you come to some solution. Keep us informed as to how you solve this problem.

Melissa Miller said...

Diane it is a gorgeous new shiny fridege! I really hope it works out very soon. :)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

It is never easy is it... But so exciting! Thanks for visiting , glad you didn't forget about me...

Tootsie said...

oh no! why can't anything just be simple!!!!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Oh, yikes! I am so sorry that has happened. Hopefully it will be a distant memory with problem solved, but it surely is an aggravation right now! About the camera....several people really like the Canon Power Shot SX10. It's not cheap ($400), but has a great zoom and other features. Hmmmmm, still thinking. Linda

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I never thought of a fridge as being pretty but that one is!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Now that is a pretty fridge! So glad you got it in. laurie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh girl, you sound like us, if it can go wrong it will go wrong. I hope you got it in and one piece...life can just be pretty discouraging at times... I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving. hugs ~lynne~

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