This everything-around-me-breaking situation has got to stop. Now!
One friend asked if I was contagious. Why? Her washing machine broke. One of my Twitter friends said her dryer was acting up and joked that she might have to stop following me. And yesterday when I was at the bank the teller’s monitor started flashing. I swear I never touched it!
Here’s the latest update: Less than three weeks after having a faulty thermostat replaced on my 2-year old refrigerator, it started acting up again. Last time the freezer was too cold and the refrigerator was warm. This time, the fridge was okay and the freezer was too warm even after I gradually increased the setting from 4 to 7 ( 7 being the coldest setting possible).
Sorry, but when you kick the freezer up to the coldest setting the ice cream shouldn’t be the consistency of half-melted soft serve (it was way softer than a Wendy’s Frosty), and a frozen loaf of bread shouldn’t be squishy.
So the friendly appliance repairman was back this morning. The refrigerator still isn’t defrosting. He’s hoping one of the drains or vents might be blocked from ice that broke loose or melted and refroze the LAST time it wasn’t defrosting, but he said the main control panel failed the defrost diagnostic (which he said MIGHT be because it tried but couldn’t defrost due to a blockage). So he got out the heat gun (again) and defrosted it (again) so it should stay cool a couple more days. He said he’ll order the control panel just in case. He’ll be back Thursday, and if there’s ice on the bottom of the freezer by then, he’ll know it’s a drainage issue.
The good news? The ice hasn’t (yet) built up behind the back panel like last time.
Thankfully the new air conditioner is working since our forecast has four consecutive 100+ degree days. Apparently I’ve also broken the weather. I’m just glad that the things that keep breaking are merely things.
Now I’m curious: Anyone else experiencing the complete revolt of everything they own?