When Caleb first moved into our little abode, his parents replaced their refrigerator and kindly gave him (us) their old one.  It was so nice to not to have to shop for appliances back then (the refrigerator was the only kitchen appliance that didn’t come with the house).  With planning a wedding in 3 1/2 months, self-publishing a book, cleaning and painting a house that had more than its share of nastiness, I was NOT in the appliance shopping mood.

Grace and Glorie helping me clean, and the old frig

Grace and Glorie helping me clean, and the old frig

The frig worked faaaaantastically.  It was big and could store loads of food.  Oh, did I mention that they GAVE it to us?

Well, now that we are wrapping up the family room and porch projects, our question of “Which room do you want to do next?” has been under careful consideration.  And, well, if you’ve seen our kitchen, the decision wasn’t that hard.  Well…if you’ve seen our bathroom, maybe the decision was a little hard…

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…choices, choices, what to chose?

Anyway, the kitchen is next on the remodel list.  And while our used frig has been a blessing, ummm, well, it doesn’t exactly go with the design plan.  So I started scouring Craigslist.

Hmmm, stainless steel or white.  Oh, the choice; oh, the questions!  I was going back and forth, looking through my Pinterest kitchen file and magazine pictures.  And then, I stumbled upon this beauty, quite by accident.  And my refrigerator world was never the same.

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I was NOT planning on buying a new refrigerator, especially when I saw the price.  But it just wouldn’t leave my head.  So, me thinks, “I shall do a Google search ‘discount GE Artistry refrigerator.'”  ‘Cause you know, where there’s a will, there is sometimes a way.

*sigh* And I found one…FOR HALF PRICE at a Sears Outlet.  (*Emotional high*)  I thought and talked with Caleb about it over the weekend.  His response, “Whatever you want, babe.”  Gotta love that guy.

There’s that moment – you’ve found THE perfect thing.  Then you think, “Well, wait.  Maybe I shouldn’t jump into this.”  Then you slap yourself and say, “What in the WORLD am I thinking?!  It is PERFECT!”  Then you immediately go online to buy it. Then you realize it’s gone.  (*Emotional low*)

Will I ever learn?

Not to be deterred, I called the store just to make sure.  The sales person’s answer, “Yes, it’s still on our floor.”  (*Emotional high*)

So I made about seven phone calls over the course of the weekend.  “You can’t purchase it over the phone; you have to go to the website.”  Well, it wasn’t showing up on the website.  “Well, wait a couple days, and the inventory should be up to date.” (*Emotional low*)

Finally, FINALLY, I was able to purchase it online, and the sweet little beauty was delivered to our little abode.  (*Emotional high*)

And one night, My Man and I decided to switch out the frig and install our new friend.  Aaaaaand, we soon saw that there was a manufacturer’s defect, and our new little friend was unusable.  Stupid outlet stores.  (*Emotional low*)

So, I called the store the next day to return it.  And they told me it was under warranty.  And a repair man came out and fixed it.  And *sigh* it is now sitting in our ugly kitchen.  (*Emotional high*)  Oh, but it’s so purdy, I can almost ignore the mustard colored walls.  Almost.

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I’m thinking refrigerators shouldn’t send one on a emotional roller coaster.  My Man is thinking that too, I’m sure.

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