Monday, March 23, 2009

got a spare fridge?

I have been in Mom mode for the past few days. S1 and S2 are on spring break and since both are broke (and I am evil and refuse to pay for them to go party somewhere) they have been hanging around here...which truthfully would be great except for a few kinks in the chain. S1 came home, not so much because he loves his mommy so much, but mostly because he has the flu and needed to be pampered. Honestly though, it is what I do best so I am happy to oblige. So flu is a negative but having mom wait on you, make soup for you, check to make sure you are comfy...well, those are all pluses. S2 is home, but I have hardly seen him. Many of his old high school friends are home on break too so he has been out visiting. Except this morning. About a year ago he got pulled over for not coming to a complete stop at a red light. In his defense, he was in a bad part of a city 20 miles north of us, it was night, he was lost and he was scared shitless. He was thrilled when he got pulled over, at least THAT guy had a gun that would protect him. Anyway, the officer was kind enough to write the ticket for a benign event, bringing it down from a moving violation (that would have raised S2's insurance) to just not having his license on his person (which he did but like I said the office was cutting him a break, since the ticket was already started, he had to change it to something less "horrible" than gliding through a red light in scaretown.) So fast forward a year later, this has been bounced from that county to this county and back to that county again and we get a letter last week that there is an arrest warrant out for my sweet boy. HOLY SHIT. We got in touch with the court people, and this morning S2 went to scaretown (though in daylight it is less scary) and faced the judge. BigD went too. Kind of a bonding morning. The judge was delightful, laughed with S2 (who was wearing khaki's a light brown shirt with a thin gold stripe, and a gold tie. He looked awesome. I am sure the judge appreciated the way S2 looked as looking around, most of the characters that were there for one thing or another, had their pants saggin to the knees, and loaded with logo wear, sideways hats...well you get my drift). Mr. Judge, waived the court cost, waived the fines, and told S2 if he takes 48 cans of food to the local food-back, he would be a free man :). Sounds good to me. I really didn't want my handsome 19 year old becoming one of Bubba's bitches on the inside of the barbed wire fence. Now to continue with this morning. When they left I went to the kitchen to get a frozen waffle and noticed that something was dripping in the freezer, and the rug in front of the fridge was soaking wet. Upon further inspection, my keen eye noted that there was NO ice in the large ice dispenser, it had all melted. Then my sharp mind deduced that if the ice melted to water, the frozen food might be nonfrozen. CRAP. So, I spent the morning cooking all the thawed meats, chickens, fishies, and anything else that needed to be cooked before refreezing. I delved into the bowels of the basement, plugged in the old freezer and now all that cooked food is hopefully safe till I get my new fridge. Now, this also could be a negative (like the flu) but I am choosing to not worry about where the hell I am getting the bucks to buy a new fridge/freezer....instead I am going to enjoy the fact that, hell, I'm getting a new fridge! I have hated this one since the day we bought it 20 years ago. It is a side by side and the freezer portion isn't even wide enough to contain a pizza....so good riddance!! I will hop on over to the local homeydepot and pick out a new chillation device for chez nuts. BigD picked out the last one, so I told him I get to pick out this one. I guarantee you, he will not like it. I am staying simple. He wants bells and whistles. I want energy efficient. He wants expensive looking. I want black. He wants white. (I may have to give on that one as our dishwasher is white and our oven...that will die any day now too...is also white) I don't like the white though because over time, it yellows and looks dirty. Input anyone?? So if I have been quiet it is because of work, a sick kid that needs nurturing, and cooking enough food to feed all of you dinner tonight along with getting all of our tax stuff ready for today and filing the ever annoying FAFSAaaaaaa that needs to be done to determine how much the college munchkins will get in financial assistance. Boring post. If I were you, I wouldn't even bother reading it. (I probably should have put that as the first line:)

13 comments:

Scandalous Housewife said...

Hell, OHN, I'm wanted in 3 counties most of the time. Plus, I'm on probation in Texas and Oklahoma. I always seem to get off. Damn lead foot of mine...

preppyplayer said...

Whew. As usual a lot on your plate. I think the fridge issue is more annoying that a search warrent any day.

Wait Another Year said...

Sounds like everything worked out! So glad you son is off the hook and you'll get a brand new, energy-efficient fridge. Our fridge is only 3 yrs old and our ice machine broke last week. I've been so sad. They said the replacement part will cost $100.00. Dammit, thats 1/10 of the entire fridge! Guess we won't have any clean filtered ice for a while... Anyway, hope your new one will do better than ours.

Athena said...

Bonding over a court appearance. Gotta love it!

Jade said...

Darlin If I wasn't in need of a frig myself for the new house purchase I'd say lets start a "OHN needs a frig fun drive!!!" But...Ummm Jade needs one too...Ohhh and a washer and drier, ooooh and a brick bbq like you suggested on my page ;-)

Hope you find one! You can always get them online from craigs list. I also hope your man child has learned his lesson on speeding!

Ina J Offret said...

Yikes - real life!! Isn't it fun?

*mary* said...

I'm glad the judge was reasonable!
I wish you the best on the new fridge. I may need to get a new washer soon. Mine went stupid on me last night. Ughhh.

Linlee said...

I say let the hubby pick out one with all the bells and whistles, then you pick out a black one that is less expensive then you can also get the oven for close to the same price as his white one with all the extras. Problem solved and you get 2 new things!!!!

eden said...

OHN. Two words: stainless steel.

If I could pick, I would SO get a stainless steel fridge, they look hot. (Well, cold really, but you know what I mean.)

Glad to see your son won't be picking up the soap in the shower anytime soon. ;)

(I just had a mental argument over whether to post that last paragraph .... crassness won AGAIN.)

Deathstar said...

Mmmm, the white ones don't yellow like the older generation ones. However, if you get a black one, well, at some point, you'll just have to get a new stove - just saying. All new fridges are energy efficient, and the less gadgets, the less chance things will go wrong. Happy nurturing!

Coming2Terms said...

Shoot! We just sold our old fridge for next to nothing...bad timing.

p.s. I just love your avatar/photo. the pose makes me laugh every time. just precious.

Jen said...

Boring post? Made me laugh...I will have to read some older posts too if you think this is boring!! I loved it!!!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Whew, loads on your mind! Glad you're able to put a positive spin on all of it...

I'm with you on energy efficient & simple for a fridge; the color is a tough one - white does tend to get dingier but black will darken your kitchen significantly. Close your eyes and point? :D

Happy coming weekend!