Monday, July 11, 2011
And the ice maker is Free
Wanting to do as much as possible for the local economy, Mrs. Kfred and I did our part yesterday on a lark and decided to spread a few dollars around by making a major purchase. Deciding that these kind of decisions are best made on a whim, we threw all caution to the wind, and decided, "ah, what the hell? Let's do it." Was it something fun, glamorous, and involved tickets to some far off locale? Nope. Something exotic, extravagant, and over the top? Hmm-mm. Ok, maybe something that would be interpreted as a midlife crisis type of issue and involve a new car? Not even close. Our purchase of choice? A refrigerator.
The FTI auxiliary meat-locker/beer cooler located inside the motor pool storage facility here at FTI suddenly met a mysterious demise this past week. I had suspected things were not right during my daily sampling and testing of the grain based sacraments earlier in the week. Though Germans prefer to consume these sacraments at room temperature, I have never shared that same affinity. Keeping with FTI tradition of excellence of deep analysis, careful consideration, painstaking research, and exhaustive testing, I realized the warm pickles were probably a good indicator that the 18 year old Amana had given up the ghost.
Thinking we could probably move forward without an auxiliary unit, I was quickly and decidedly shown the errors of my thought process by Mrs. Kfred and immediately headed for Lowes. Within 10 minutes of entering the store, we became the proud parents of a healthy, humming, cute Frigidaire. Congratulations.
Note to Fourth of July picnic guests: Hope you are recovering from the mysterious stomach ailments. Since none of you wanted to take it with you, we had to throw out the creme cheesecake.