Saturday morning I was tidying the downstairs when I heard the neighbours on each side of me outside talking. Not being one to want to miss out on socializing I
tore myself away dropped the cleaning cloth, picked up Hannah and we went outside to chat. I quickly realized the new neighbour was having a garage sale. One item she was selling was a couch. She said it was still in good condition and she’d only replaced it because she needed to purchase a sofa-couch for company. I tried it out on the driveway and it was super-comfy.
I’d purchased my current couch when I bought the house 14 years ago and I’d realized over the past few months that I needed to begin saving for a new couch as the cushions were worn and the springs were beginning to go. The one the neighbour had was $15 so it fit the budget for sure! (Especially since I hadn’t actually saved anything for a new couch.)
Within an hour I:
- purchased a new couch
- cleaned the old one (and under it)
- the neighbour’s sons moved out the old couch and moved in the new one
- cleaned the new couch and,
- my parent’s picked up the old couch and delivered it to the thrift store they volunteer at!
Phew!! What a difference an hour makes!
I’m guessing it’s a good thing it was only $15 because as I’ve been typing this post I’m pretty sure my fridge has let me know it’s on it’s last legs. I could hear dripping and pulled out the fridge to find a puddle behind it and it dripping at a steady rate. The fan was also not running. Uh oh! I called my dad and we’re pretty sure it might be done. I quickly moved all the frozen food down to the freezer in the basement. Then, about half an hour later the fan started going again and it’s cooling. That’s a really good thing! I’ll begin to look for a new fridge over the next few days.
Tonight I’m thankful it decided to drip when I was home rather than on the weekend when I was away. Also, it happened while I was still up and could get it cleaned up.
Now, my question to you. Are there things about your fridge that you really like that you’d recommend I look for? Freezer on the top or bottom? Looking forward to hearing your input.
**Update** It’s now 24 hours since I wrote this post and since emptying the freezer it’s been working perfectly. So thankful! Has anyone had something like this happen where it begins to leak water and then works fine after that? Hopefully it was just a heads up to start looking for a replacement. I’ll start looking, read Consumer’s Reports and keep my eyes on the sales flyers.