Today’s question is: Why in the world is our manufacturing ability or quality control so poor that a major appliance breaks down after 4 years??? My refrigerator is working again. That’s the good news. The bad news is, for a $25.00 part I had to also pay $200.00 to have it installed! Highway robbery at it’s finest, I believe they call that. Now, if we’d not had our brains running overtime on other fretful matters, we probably should’ve talked to the refrigeration guys who do the work at Alan’s shops and maybe we could’ve repaired it ourselves….duh. All we could think was "Arrrgh!! We need a refrigerator!! Our food is rotting!!" You live, you learn. When I complained to the repairman about the darn thing quitting at such a young age, he told me that 4 years is a very typical life span of parts these days… what the heck?? My washer/dryer is like, 14 years old and it’s still working! I know my parents have appliances older than that! But he said "nowadays" it’s just not so good. Doesn’t say much about the companies who make this stuff, does it? He told me that certain parts always seem to go out, depending on the make and model…that in fact, when he read my work order, he automatically threw in one particular part, and ‘bingo’… that was the one that broke. It was a…well, of course I forgot…. the motor "starter thingie" (yeah, I know you all love what a technical person I am!) it’s this 1 inch by 1 1/2 inch little plastic box. Geez.
But, hey…. I will praise God in all things…. I can now buy some half&half to put in my coffee!! Two days without that has been a near-death experience! Ha. Not to mention I don’t have to go out on the back porch to get my orange juice or cheese… or fight the cat who is desperately trying to escape the confines of the house each time I open that back door….