See that side bar? The part where it says buy a new refigerator? See that crossed out?
Well, we didn't exactly buy a new refigerator.
Our friend called and asked if we wanted one. It was fairly new. He just pulled it out of a rental unit managed by the company he works for. It was free. Free is a good price.
There was one catch.
It had been sitting in the unit for about a month with no power- and there was food in it. Uh...
Well, he brought it over, we pulled it onto the deck. Our friend pulled out his box cutter and started to cut off the plastic wrapped around it for transport. I suddenly had to go do... something, somewhere... else.
I was good enough to allow my husband to clean it out for me. Which he did- with a garbage can and a hose. (We threw the food away, and then we threw the garbage can away, too.) He let the fridge sit on the deck, open, for a week end. Then I went after it. I started with a bucket of Lysol. Afew days later I rubbed it down with a few boxes of baking soda. Next, I closed the door and let it sit over night. I hosed it again and then I sprayed it down with bleach water.
Finally, we brought it inside.
I called my friend to say thank you for the grossest, most heineous gift that any one has ever given to me.
*Sigh* I liked the price.