Surviving without a refrigerator

Monday, June 13, 2011

Still no refrigerator, and it's getting to be a pain. I'm managing to live and stay pretty much on plan in spite of it though. At first the challenge was a little bit exciting, like camping out, but now it's getting tedious over the long haul. I'm into the third week with this now! But I will persevere, because that's what I do.
I've learned that I can't depend on people as much as I would like to or want to. The person who can best take care of me is me. Sometimes I've got to put pride aside and just become a nag. Sometimes that doesn't even work. Early Sunday morning I went on line and called a "Speedy 24/7 Repair service." I left my name and number with the telephone rep. We're going on 32 hours now, and the Speedy service has never returned the call, much less showed up for duty. He's fired. The guy that came over and looked at my problem last week, never called back, and I finally got another appointment with him for this past Saturday at 12 noon. At 2pm I called and left a message to find out what his intentions were for that day. Two full days later, no return call. He's fired! So now I've booked a repair appointment online with Sears for next Friday afternoon. Since the fridge is a Kenmore they should be able to show up and hang a door on their own product, right? Well, we shall see about that. Let's hope three's the charm as the saying goes.
In the meantime I'm just keeping on keeping on. Today I went out to the mall and took care of business, the shopping kind, enjoyed a slice of my favorite pizza, and had a fun afternoon. Tomorrow I have lots of catching up to do around the house, and need to get stuff together for an upcoming Chinese Auction. So it's going to be a relaxing fun-to-get-it-done-day. And I'll be getting ready for Wednesday's birthday lunch with my Weight Watcher friends. emoticon Thank God for restaurants and fast food carry-outs!!
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    Gosh...I hope you have a fridge soon! emoticon
    3455 days ago
    So sorry that people are not keeping their word. That is so frustrating. Good for you for persevering! Best wishes to you! emoticon
    3456 days ago
    Hey Sis ,

    I have a fridge I got in the winter to help store vegetables awaiting canning this harvest..for free ...all I had to do was go get it. has groups all over the USA . They and churches and well as salvation army help people with problems like this often as well. Just some ideas.
    Have a great day!
    3456 days ago
    My daughter is going through similar craziness with her landlord. She's been over 2 weeks without hot water. He keeps bringing in old broken down ones.. says they are working, leaves and alas no hot water. I hope you at least have a cooler.

    Keep up that positive attitude! emoticon
    3457 days ago
  • ALECIA0823
    Hang in there! Keep on those repair men, let them know you mean business!
    3457 days ago
  • JILL313
    Hi Patty, It has to be frustrating to be without your fridge. But, I'd say you are handling it really well. I think there is no such thing as good customer service anymore as so many of them act like they are doing you a favor forgetting your paying hard earned money for their services. Sears seems to be more reliable and I can't imagine it will be a big problem for them to fix. I'm glad you got out today and enjoyed yourself and had some tasty pizza. Hang in there Dear Friend!


    3457 days ago
    The only time I've gone without a frige, well there were two. One was when I was having my kitchen redone. I was without ANYTHING for about a month. NOT EASY! I sympathize. It's a real challenge.
    3457 days ago
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