Two months ago, my 15-year old trusty refrigerator started making some pretty spooky sounds as if it was possessed. I decided it was finally time to get a new one. My search for a new refrigerator included two canceled orders, becoming buddies with a couple of guys at Best Buy, and finally putting in a special order for a very ordinary refrigerator, but one that would fit in my tiny space. It took a month to arrive. I got the call yesterday that it would be delivered between 2 and 4 pm today.
This morning, I got up early and started on a major cleaning spree. I wanted to make sure my place would be sparkley clean and less cluttered for the delivery guys, not that they would really care. I threw out piles and piles of catalogs, boxes I had piled up in my outdoor storage space, and a few items that have been hiding in the back of my refrigerator for a few years. I live on the second floor and must have taken at least 20 trips up and down the stairs today. Because I still have some gunk in my chest, I am pretty wiped out after all those stairs. Now I knew that the delivery guys would not be peeking into my outdoor storage space, but I got on a roll. A little tidying up turned into a mini spring cleaning event.
I am happy to report that my new refrigerator was successfully delivered and is now sitting in the little corner of my kitchen. I can't believe how quiet it is. I even checked on it a few times to make sure it was still working. I am looking forward to a peaceful night - no more clunking sounds to wake me up :-)