Thursday, August 23, 2012

No Title... Too Tired for Titles


That felt good.

So. Irritated.

What I thought was going to be a night of wine, grilled cheese and bad 90's movies has turned into a nightmare....

I have a leaking wine fridge. (Ok... so not really a nightmare... but super annoying, especially since I have friends coming to visit tomorrow.)

This would happen when Lee is out of town.

Our wine fridge has been making this terrible noise for over a month now. I figured out that if I flip the breaker, wait a few minutes then turn it back on the noise isn't so bad... for awhile... then it starts up again.

Well, it was extremely annoying this afternoon, I kicked it a few times... when that didn't work, I flipped the breaker... then I forgot. A couple hours later when I realized the power was still off in the entire kitchen I turned it back on, and there was a puddle under the wine fridge.

Oh. Great. I kicked it and now it's leaking.... awesome.

I decided I would try to fix it.

I sat there on the floor staring at the open refrigerator...

Then I imagined myself getting electrocuted and Lee finding my charred body when he got home on Sunday afternoon.

That would be tragic...

But it's not as easy as just unplugging it because the outlet is built in under the kitchen counter, and you can't unplug the wine refrigerator without taking apart the counter. And I can't leave the breaker off because it is responsible for the main fridge.... (Ugh... what do they call this? Rich, white girl problems? Anyway...)

The last two hours have gone something like this...

10:00 pm - Find water on the floor
10:01 pm - Smell it to make sure it's not pee...
10:02 pm - It's not... Wipe up water
10:07 pm - Am I crazy? No... no the puddle is back.... this is bad.
10:10 pm - Stare at open fridge trying to think of something intelligent to do.
10:11 pm - Think of nothing...
10:15 pm - Google - "why is my fridge leaking?"
10:17 pm - Find out that it's probably frozen... and needs to be defrosted... (Defrosted? What is this 1952? I didn't even know there were still refrigerators that weren't frost free...)
10:36 pm - Finish reading the refrigerator Wikipedia page... fascinating...
10:40 pm - Locate tools
10:43 pm - Attempt to remove faux column from counter in order to unplug fridge. Use various screw driver bits, hammer and banging with fist to finally remove the damn thing.
10:55 pm - Find out I removed wrong column.
10:55 pm - Cuss.... a lot...
11:02 pm - Replace column, remove the next one...
11:20 pm - Unplug wine fridge
11:23 pm - Watch very unhelpful YouTube video on the matter
11:40 pm - Attempt to use hair dryer to defrost fridge
11:45 pm - Blow a fuse
11:45 pm - Cuss.... a lot...
11:55 pm - Decide to boil water instead

Which bring us up to speed... it's midnight... and I'm too tired to deal with these shenanigans...
I'm even too tired to think of a way to end this post... so, I'll deal with this in the morning.