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The End of an Era

I'm excited like a little kid! No, George Clooney isn't coming to visit. And, no, our trip to Italy is not until September.

The reason I am excited is because of something big and white, and it's in my kitchen! The refrigerator! I moved into my house in June of 1980 - that's almost 29 years. And, I still have the same refrigerator!

I am not sure how long refrigerators are supposed to last, but I expect ours to die any day now. It has served us well, except for a few small problems.

But, I started lusting after the new four-door fridges with the two-door freezer on the bottom as soon as they came out, maybe a couple of years ago. And now we are getting one!

This all began when our microwave went kaput this past week. We can't live without a microwave, but I wanted to upgrade to a convection microwave. I have never had one, but I just hate to turn on the regular oven in the summer because it heats up the air-conditioned house so much. So, I figured that a convection microwave oven would solve that problem.

So, we went shopping at Home Depot after I had pre-shopped on their website. We found the one we wanted, but the sales girl whispered to us that we should wait because they were having a 10% off sale for Memorial Day weekend.

While we were there, of course, I looked at all of the refrigerators and saw my dream one in person. Pretty expensive at $2,500, but 10% off made it better. Bill went back today to order it and was told there was also a manufacturer's discount, so the fridge came in at less than $2,000.

So, Wednesday is D-Day - or actually LG and GE day. I will post an update after the fridge and microwave are installed.

Here is my faithful 1980 fridge in its last week of service.


Comments (2)


Nancy, you will LOVE your new refrigerator every time you open it. I got our new one somewhere around a year ago and I still think it is new each time I need to get in it--well, I don't get in it but you know what I mean. It's almost as exciting as going to Italy--well, almost.

29 years is a long time for a refrigerator to last! Can't wait to see pictures of your now fridge.

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