slow day today

July 23, 2008 at 11:42 am (Uncategorized) ()

Our excitement of late has involved our refrigerator. We have been noticing lately that it seems like our food was going bad a bit faster than normal, and when we had some lettuce go bad last week in a matter of days we knew something was up. So on Thursday we bought a refrigerator thermometer to check and see what was going on with our poor 20-year old fridge. Well, ends up with a refrigerator temperature of 40-50 (it should be around 37) and a freezer temperature of 20 (that should be below 0) we finally had proof that our soft serve ice cream was a tad soft for a reason. We’re not quite sure how bad the temperatures were for how long, and we’re trying not to think about it too much. Neither of us got sick and we will be keeping that handy-dandy thermometer in our refrigerator from now on to keep a tab on things.

On Saturday afternoon, after Misha got off of work, we went out in search of our new refrigerator. We kind of knew what we want after searching online, but it is always different in person. We started at Best Buy (they were having their Grand Opening and we were hoping for some sales) and then headed towards Sears (the salesman creeped us out). Then it was off to Home Depot to see what else we could find. At that point we had pretty much settled on an LG, it was just a matter of which model (we of course liked the more expensive one). It was back to Best Buy to compare prices, and to discover that they could not get us the one that we wanted for several weeks (something of which we could not deal with). After picking up the pups and dropping them off at the ILs we went over to Lowes to check out their selection. Needless to say we were sorely disappointed, not only about their selection but that the 10% off coupon that we had would be of no use since we wouldn’t be getting our fridge there.

We ended up back at (a different) Home Depot. Within 10 minutes we had made our decision and the manager approved a nice price match discount (with another 10% off on top of it). Unfortunately though we had made our decision the process of ordering took way too long. Not because we were complicated, but because the guy helping us was SLOW. Two hours later (and two orders later—one that would be canceled because he messed up on the price and one that had the correct spelling of “Call on Arrival” that took at least 16 times to get) we walked out of home depot a bit poorer but with a scheduled delivery date of Friday. After a late dinner at the IL’s (due to our longer-than-anticipated time to order a fridge) we went home and crashed. Last night we officially retired the old fridge, salvaging what little we could and putting it in Misha’s Aunt’s fridge and the “energy-sucker” is unplugged never to be run again.

Though, we did fill up our new-to-us wine fridge. We had no idea we actually had so much wine! Course, one row is our MonaVie! Now that it is all out and being properly taken care of we need to start enjoying more of it! Especially considering that we are trying to take a small mini-vacation up to SLO sometime right before or after Labor Day.

Goes to figure that the week our fridge broke, is the week the photography challenge is food. I took a few pictures before the fridge broke, but I need to get them off of the camera and see if any of them turned out!

This is what our new fridge will look like (in white):

fridge

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A Wonderful Weekend

July 14, 2008 at 10:33 am (Uncategorized) (, )

Misha and I had a great weekend. Friday I worked from home while he had the day off. So he got to sleep in and relax, and I got to enjoy the lack of a commute. It was wonderful. After work, we headed to Disneyland for a few hours of fun. The parks were not crowded at all, which was wonderful. I had considered taking all day off so that we could have spent the entire day at Disneyland, but if I had done that it would have been a busy day and not as fun.

We started off in California Adventure and tried out the new Toy Story ride, “Toy Story Mania!”. It was very similar to the other ride at Disneyland “Astro-Blasters”, but it was a lot of fun. Interactive rides are the new thing, and I have a feeling more rides are going to be this way, giving everyone a custom experience every time they go on the ride.

California Adventure

Ice Cream

We then ended up at Disneyland, and after a few rides and dinner ended up at the fireworks show. Somehow we ended up with a fairly central spot, though it was crowded and people (and their kids) were grumpy after a long day at the park. But I still managed to snag a spot up a tad higher to get a few pictures.

Fire

Star Wars

Saturday we went for our usual hike at Peter’s Canyon, which was fun. We then cleaned up the house a bit and rented a movie for the evening. They didn’t have the movie that I was looking for, but I did spot a movie that I never finished (The 10th Kingdom). Well, we started it, and though Misha wasn’t such a fan of it at the beginning I think he got hooked. We were up until 2am watching it, and still didn’t finish it (it was a long movie). We finished watching it last night though, and after 8 years I finally got to see the ending.

It was quite a nice weekend, nice to just relax at home and not have anywhere to be. It is Monday again, back to waiting another two weeks for Misha to have some another weekend.

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
~ Sydney J. Harris

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Please Watch This

July 2, 2008 at 4:04 pm (Uncategorized) ()

I just watched this video and I was saddened to know that the young woman in the video (Siobhan) just passed away a few days ago.

Please share this video with others, I found it here.

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

~Christopher Reeve

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