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My husband and I bought our Fridgidaire refrigerator second-hand from a friend when we got married 25 years ago. We purchased it for $25.00 and a case of beer (hey, we were only 22 and alcohol talked!) It was clean, white, paid-for, and it was ours. Religiously, once a month, I would defrost it, wipe it out, empty the drip pan, and somewhat systematically re-stack all the food back into it (I gave up trying to put the food back in alphabetical order because my husband just couldn't get that ice CREAM comes before ice CUBES -- oh well, at least I tried.).
Three years and 36 defrostings later, we took it with us when we bought our first house. Since our kitchen was red and white, it matched quite nicely. The adage "new house, new baby" really hit home and my once monthly defrostings became a little more sporadic. It really didn't matter though, because no matter how iced up the refrigerator became, it still worked just fine.
Four years later when we built our new home, our faithful Fridgidaire was still humming along, albeit not as nice of a tune, but nevertheless, humming, so we had it painted off-white and it proudly took up residence in our new kitchen. I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but for some reason, defrosting the freezer slowly but surely began it's descent down my priority list. I began to bait my husband with little blurbs about how he was so strong and how I'm sure he could chisel away at the built-up ice so much easier than I could. He fell for my flattery for just a short time and before I knew it, we were flipping coins to see who had to defrost the freezer. The coin-flipping gave way to arm wrestling. The arm wrestling gave way to avoidance ("I'm not opening the freezer, you open the freezer"). The avoidance gave way to denial (We really don't need to freeze food, it's much healthier for you if its fresh, anyway). And finally, the denial gave way to the heavy artillery. What once had entailed simply turning off the freezer and placing a pot of boiling water in it had turned into all out war. No more chipping away at the ice with a butter knife as deftly as a master ice carver. No more turning the blow dryer on high and aiming it at the ice until it had no choice but to surrender. No this was war and war called for the big guns: the acetylene torch! And boy, could that baby melt ice. It was then that I knew we had a problem. My God, we would have killed it!
And so it was with a heavy heart that I shopped for my new frost-free refigerator. It's not easy to say good-bye to something that has served you so faithfully for a quarter of a century . . . I can only wonder what I'll ever find to fill my time.
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