Friday, July 11, 2008

~ Cool Down or Is Everybody Oversized?

It is hard to keep cool in the middle of the summer. I'm getting a payback for having a good giggle at other people who agonized over choosing kitchen appliances. Every time I would read someone who was in the midst of a hissy fit over their refrigerator choices, it made me laugh. I've spent weeks, not days, or hours as I would think reasonable but weeks to find a refrigerator. Thank goodness I did find out the first one wouldn't fit before it was delivered, but that was in April!

So what could be the big deal? The answer, they don't make stainless steel, good quality, refrigerators in the same size that refrigerators were 10 years ago which fit in homes built in the 1940's to 1960's. I'm pretty sure that it is not over statement because the sales people at the stores said they are looking for the same thing for other people. They are almost all too wide or too deep. And when my granite was installed I only considered the width of my refrigerator at the time not realizing that they were mostly wider now. It seems from chairs to refrigerators, America is oversized, except for a few of us. :)

I was ready to scream, and then realized how darn silly it was. You know, there are more people in the world who have no clean drinking water than there are who need to own big refrigerators. o I can just get over it. And I did. But it left a delimna of what to do. I already had the stove, so I couldn't go back and not do stainless steel.

The answer to this riddle is of course, moving one thing somewhere else. Isn't that the story of my life lately?

I have to move the island somewhere, and put the refrigerator here. I was able to stay with Maytag which is nice to go with the stove finish. (Maytag counter depth French door mfc2061kes)

And it will be interesting to see if the sales lady idea works. I paid $15.99 to "move the old refrigerator to another floor" but I want it to go "down the street" to my daughter's house. I so hope I get a really, really nice moving guy!

Sweet Daughter doesn't like the idea at all. But Sweet Hubby does. :)
As you can see the counter is close by where we walk in with all those grocery bags and it will be quite easy to put things away. Now do you want to sit and visit with me while sitting by the refrigerator? I don't know but we will see. It is also small enough that if I hate it, I might be able to find a way to knock an inch out of the wall where the old fridge was. But that is not happening now!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Sweet hubby will be finishing putting the wood on the roof of the porch so we can get a new roof on this poor ol' house. And then I need to plan a trip away for a few days. We need a break!

** EDIT:
Thanks for your very sweet comments on the room before the redo in the last post. I don't expect it to look "better" than it did. It's just that it will serve a different purpose now. I made everything for the daybed before, knowing that DD would be taking it one day. Now it will have to go in her garage since her new room mate will be in that room, a shame, but it's not in my garage thankfully. :)

The color is Laura Ashley Gold 4. It does look wonderful with woodwork. It's not a yellow gold, but it is a good color. As I said, some days I loved it. Actually I need a bit more yellow like the living room area. But I still don't know exactly what the walls will look like, but not so new looking anyway. Bye!


  1. Donna,
    Thank you so much for posting the color for me. I am finally getting up the courage to paint my white-walled livingroom. This was just the color I was looking for.
    Thanks Again,

  2. I had the same problem when it came to looking for a new refrigerator.

    We ended up buying an all refrigeration unit from Sears. We got a small freezer and put it in our utility room, which is right off our kitchen.


  3. I'm looking forward to seeing what you are up to, Donna.

    We've considered bringing home the fridge at the condo. Would put it in the garage for those overflow days when all the young'uns are here. I'm sure we will have the same dilemma when it comes to size. There is a sharp turn into the condo. No straight shot, so it could be problem getting a fridge in and out of the door. Have no idea how they got the present one in, since it was there when we bought the condo. We're working on that place...wonder if, in the backs of our minds, we are considering making it our home. hmmm....

    Have a wonderful week, dear Donna. I'm celebrating my 200th post!

  4. OK, frigs are BIG decisions!! We remodeled our kitchen. My brother was "in the business" and I could get a Jenn-Aire counter depth frig at a great cost. Went to Great Indoors and looked at it. Had the old frig for 30 years. The JA looked great, got it, HATE it!! Counter depth made me lose about 2 cubic feet (I think)...boy do I miss it. Don't even have water/ice on the door (never had or wanted it) and I still don't have enough space. Hubby won't hook up old frig in garage cause it isn't energy efficient and costs $$$$$. Sad....stuck with this one for 30 years...

  5. Karin@creativechaosJuly 14, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Arrrggg....we had the same problem! 1920's house....2007 refrigerators. Love the pic of the room below!! Beautiful!

  6. Just wanted to let you know how thrilled I was with the Madonna ACEO's I purchased. They are exquisite and so is your talent.


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