Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter...

We've had a quiet day, spending Good Friday doing little, just enjoying the day in general. After watching The Passion on television, we caught up on a few chores, cooked a meal and pottered about. Corban had been limping quite badly yesterday, but seemed better today. Perhaps he raced down the stairs too quickly and twisted his right leg: we don't actually know what caused it, but he's getting older and reminders to be careful, help to jog his memory — most times.
                                                                   
It is nearly two weeks since I purchased the freezer online, but there's still a problem with it. The serviceman called a few days ago, trimmed a bit off the fan, but did not check further, after deciding the plug into the wall was faulty. Well..........

Assuming all was well, I loaded it up once again: meat, homegrown beans, stewed peaches and then wandered off to do other things. Once again, Craig alerted me to the same problem as before and sure enough, everything had thawed out. Another call to Fisher and Paykel Customer Service a couple of days ago, then yesterday a further visit from the same serviceman. This time he removed the cover at the back and discovered it was low on gas. A new freezer is to be sent down from Auckland asap. With Easter in the middle of it, I dare say we will see the new one later on next week. Maybe, it will arrive with the new fridge/freezer I ordered as well. It may appear I am getting a little carried away, but it all makes sense. The new fridge is lower, so the microwave can sit on top of it, giving more bench space. Both appliances have the same dimmensions and could sit side by side. However, the freezer fits comfortably alongside the washing machine. Now, both kitchen and laundry are compact as well as functional.

And what about the existing near new fridge/freezer....?  Well, we've been selling off a few things on Trademe lately — and a successful auction should just about cover the cost of the freezer.

Perhaps you're wondering about the hapless contents?  To be quite honest, I'm a bit sick of juggling them back and forth — so I'll resist the urge to load up the new one, until I know for sure —  it's behaving ...................................