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The Aftermath Continues

Well, the saga of the refrigerator is done. Our handyman got his hefty crew together, they rolled the fridge out of the garage, around the house and onto the pool deck, and into the house through the pool doors, and lifted this 350 lb. sucker over the granite counter, protected with a tarp, and slid it into its space. They had to saw a lower shelf down to make it fit.

We had asked Home Depot if we could exchange it for a smaller refrigerator. They said no. Furthermore, they said we didn't have this option because we had to make the change within 48 hours of purchase. Since they didn't have delivery scheduled till 3 weeks after purchase, I don't know how we would know it wasn't working out until we got it. Bottom line: We will never, ever buy anything again from Home Depot.

For weeks now there were electrical crews working on the main road that goes past the turn off street for our house. So driving off the island became a major problem sometimes adding a half hour to the process. They had a crew member stopping traffic going in one direction and all cars allowed to use the other lane, then they'd switch. When you consider the traffic going to and from Pine Island, you have a major tie-up. Anyway, it appears they are mostly finished so I got to the market today without a problem.

Street signs are down. A major artery looks like any other major artery. The GPS isn't working. The other day I overshot my destination, the discount store. Going back I made a left onto what I thought was Del Prado, only it wasn't. I gave up going to the discount store and found my way to my doctor's appointment.

I am waiting for the street signs to come back. Please.

xx, Teal

posted on Dec 5, 2022 12:23 PM ()


When eventually I move, I am going to try so hard to sell my refrigerator to the landlord. Getting the old refrigerator out required a saw, too. For some stupid reason the owner had built a narrow wooden thing around the base.
comment by drmaus on Dec 6, 2022 6:00 AM ()
So good to have that taken care of. I remember that feeling of relief when I looked at the NOAA images of your property and your house was still standing.

Around here, it's hard to find hefty guy crews. The younger generation doesn't seem to think occasional heavy lifting is something anyone should have to do. When my ex-renter's 27 year-old son was cleaning out the house, he and his buddy had no idea how they were going to even begin to lift a certain TV stand, much less carry it out to the truck. I had to hire a no-nonsense guy to come in and get the furniture out. He made them help him with it with the two of them picking up one end and he handled the other end by himself, and they were so pleased with themselves to have accomplished something so manly. It was like first graders who got to 'help dad' and were lavishly praised.
comment by traveltales on Dec 5, 2022 12:35 PM ()
Hi Mz Tales, I have replied to you on Facebook. :)
reply by tealstar on Dec 14, 2022 4:51 PM ()

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