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    CONGRATS Tallulahbaby! Rest up and don't worry about the pix...for now!

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    I know it's none of my beeswax, but I love the name Coco.

    Thanks for the good words about my son's ankle. It broke right at the growth plate and we'll need to keep an eye on it for a year or so; but so far, so good.
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    Congrats on baby news!!

    My son is in an interview right now-I hope he gets it.

    Cricketeen-hopefully the growth plate isn't involved. My son smashed his thumb on the growth plate when he was 5. He has a normal thumb.

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    Good news abounds!

    Congrats Stargazer on your new job. I hope you really enjoy it!

    Lois Lane: You're expecting! Blessings to you and hubby for a safe and healthy pregnancy

    TallulahBaby: A little GIRL! So sweet. And love her name too!

    famita: What job is your son applying for? Good luck to him on that.

    crickateen: I'm glad your son's ankle is healing ok....just in time for school!
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    My little good news is I saw my cousin yesterday who was diagnosed for the 3rd time with cancer. She looks really well and is in very good spirits. She finally got her green card to come back home for a visit. It was nice she could finally get back into the country and be spoiled by her family even though it was only for a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marybethp View Post
    Star - how was your first couple days on the job? Congrats and I hope it's the perfect job for you!
    Thanks. It is the perfect job for me. I absolutely love it. I'm crossing my fingers that I still love it a month from now. For now, though, its all fun and games as far as I'm concerned. I'm able to do event planning again and I get to make a difference.
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    Okay, bear with me. This could be a rant but it is good news.

    Our refrigertor compressor was knocking around in the casing but the fridge still worked. But it would make things very cold in some spots of the fridge. My salads would be frozen, tea would get ice in it, etc. The repairman said the compressor would be expensive to replace and probably better to get a new fridge. He also said it could last months to several years in its current shape. Since the cooling was off and the ice maker was broke long ago, we opted for a new fridge.

    We have a tight fit where it goes but I really wanted a side by side this time. The whole ice and water from the door thrill. So we get one and it shows up with a big dent at the top. I go ahead and accept delivery because the store (Sears) agreed to take $100 off the price. Okay fine. So the guy sets it up and I see this model doesn't have a meat drawer like the internet description said. I call the store, they say this model doesn't have a meat drawer. Hmm. Okay, I'll live without it.

    Well I'm one of those people who likes to ensure my food is at the recommended safe temp. With refrigerators it should be between 34-40 degrees, with 37 being optimum. I have a thermometer in my fridge and freezer to ensure it stays at the temp it should.

    So the factory setting was keeping the fridge right into the beginnings of the spoilage zone. I set it all the way to the highest temp and it took forever for the fridge to get to the safety zone.

    Well I decided having to keep it on the highest setting and no meat drawer was too much trouble. I called the store and they tried to tell me I had to have someone come out and look at it. I told them no way, I've only had it for 4 days and it's much too early to start playing the repair game, plus the false advertisement of saying it had a meat drawer when it didn't, dent in the top, yada yada yada. Okay, I can get another one.

    $50 more but I picked out a different model - energy star compliant, with a meat drawer. Other than that, it's pretty much like the other one. And it has filtered water. Yes, I'm also one of those that likes filtered water.

    So finally to get to the good news. Fast forward three weeks and today the new fridge has been delivered. Without incident. No dents. So far so good. It's only been about an hour so it's not at the safe cooling zone yet but luckily the old fridge (the one that started the whole purchase) is still functional and in my husband's work area so my food is resting in there until I can move it over.

    So that's my good news. New fridge. Yay! Okay, I'm done now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchieComic Fan View Post
    tea would get ice in it
    Wouldn't this be the perfect time to make ice tea?

    But seriously, it's great that you now have a working fridge (I mean it is something we all depend on)!

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    Okay ACF, I just have to ask..are you in the restaurant business? You don't normally hear someone actually use the term "safety zone" unless they are in the business. Plus the fact that you have a thermometer in the fridge makes me wonder.

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    I wondered the same thing, Unk.
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    I called the store and they tried to tell me I had to have someone come out and look at it.
    Seems reasonable to me. It takes special training to know if a fridge is dented; only a specialist can detect the lack of a meat drawer; and it takes an advanced degree in thermometric evaluations to read a thermometer.
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