Thursday, 21 April 2011

Refridgerated Duck

So, we have a fridge - 98 litres from Shoreline, very shiny, and with a good sized freezer compartment. Getting rid of the old one and acquiring the new one proved more stressful than we imagined, however! I put the cranky old one up on Freecycle and had about 15 people wanting it. The first one to reply said he'd be over on Sunday and would call first thing to say what time. 4pm rolled around and I'd heard nothing. He had my number but hadn't given his. Exasperated, I called the only person who'd emailed about it who actually had left a mobile number. She and her husband (who happen to know a friend of ours from rowing) showed up within the hour and took it. They wanted it for a relative who was fitting out a boat on a budget, so I was pleased to give it to them - I did warn them that it wasn't the best fridge in the world, though!

Arranging to get hold of the new one wasn't easy either - first off, we thought we'd get one delivered to my work, but it would have been a massive struggle to get it to the boat. A friend offered to have it delivered to her, but I really didn't want to put her to trouble. We decided then to pay a bit more and get one from Ely Chandlery, since James could cruise out there and it would only be a short walk with the trolley. But then, John Pippin saved the day and offered to drive to Jones Marina in St Ives on his day off, so thanks, John! As luck would have it, they had a deal on fridges, and so it was significantly cheaper to go there than buy online or pick one up from Ely. James repaid the favour by doing some anglegrinding and painting of Caboodle. It is wired in and ready to go, but we're not allowed to turn it on yet, which is quite frustrating - the coolant liquids need to settle. But it won't be long now before we are up and running, and able to store lots of tasty food!

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  1. Looks good. It will be interesting to see if the new ones use any less electricity.
    Kath (nb Herbie)

  2. Snap! We've got one of those but with a silver door. Apparently they stick the silver on a plain white one when you order it. Otherwise it's identical. We've had no problems with it at all.