The day started off brilliantly.
Hubby had a good night’s sleep, his blood pressure has settled down, and he was experiencing no reflux.
In my corner, I’d slept pretty OK (after about 1.30 am), the dog had performed in the garden at 7am and both of us had gone back to bed for an extra 90 minutes.
At 8.35, the weather was chilly, but sunny and Maggie did a perfect poo out back.
Stew for dinner today, which I prepared after breakfast and our walk in the park whilst Hubby was cleaning the interior of the car.
Maggie has been good, though after our second walk on the beach this afternoon, she started to stiffen up, so a small dose of metacam and all was OK there.
I settled down to my blog and managed to get a few posts out.
It all started to fall apart this afternoon when Hubby reached for the yoghurt and thought ‘Hello? Not very cold…………’
Mine was OK, but the unit is over ten years old as it’s the original from when the property was built in 2007, and well, these things don’t last forever.
As I prepared a snack for our final meal today, he downloaded the manual, which suggested turning the thermostat up as this reduces the temperature inside.
Poached eggs on toast was simple enough and something his digestion could handle OK, but I had to go to the loo so took my eye off the pan, which then boiled dry in my absence, melting the poacher cups into the bottom and thus ruined the eggs in the process.
On to Plan B, scrambled eggs which turned out OK and at least I didn’t burn the toast.
Back to our fridge scenario.
It’s a built in unit, so we are restricted as to what we can buy to fit. Not necessarily a problem as most seem to be standard, but there is very little with similar capacities for fridge and freezer, let alone in our price range.
I am amazed that for today’s ‘family’ such appliances have such small freezers, and all of the space is in the fridge, which for the two of us would be totally wasted!
Our sizes are fridge 160L and freezer 113L. Most models today are around 50L – 80L for a freezer and 180- 200L for the fridge! I did find one, but the reviews were all negative, with an average opinion of just half out of 5, so I don’t think we’ll be risking that.
We’ve found one that may be suitable, but need to see it, so are going to visit the showroom where we bought our new cooker last year and see if they have one.
Worst case scenario will be to ditch the housing and buy a free-standing fridge freezer to suit us for the gap. As we have plans to update the kitchen, this may be the way to go anyway.
At the moment though, things are chilling away merrily, but better to make enquiries now rather than later when everything fails.
Best start saving more pennies I guess.