Good morning Everyone!
It mattered not, after all, whether the Weather Channel gave us a 90% chance of rain, or a 30% chance of rain, because, at our house, we ended up with 0″ of rain. So either way, I guess, it was right!
- The Beeping Refrigerator
The refrigerator in the garage keeps beeping at us. It has never done so before, so naturally we are a little curious as to why. We have checked the temperature in the refrigerator and freezer, and they appear to be fine. I have reset the water filter status, and that didn’t work. I turned the compressor off for about 10 minutes, then turned it back on. I have read the 23 page refrigerator manual cover-to-cover and in doing so have learned how to set up the refrigerator, install/hook up the ice maker and water supply if I so choose, how to fix various and sundry problems, none of which apply to our current situation, and even the proper way to dispose of a refrigerator (yes, they spent 2 out of 23 pages on that one), but nowhere does it even mention beeping. Anywhere. I even downloaded a version of the manual from the Frigidaire web site to electronically search it for “alarm” or “beep”, and didn’t get anything. So, basically, I am back where I started, with a refrigerator beeping at me and no information to go on. It is worse than arguing with the computer, because at least the computer, when it beeps, gives me a crumb of information (usually incomprehensible, but a crumb nonetheless) to go by. Stay tuned; if I ever find out how to fix it, I will let you know. At least the refrigerator is only six months old, so it is still under warranty.
- The Momentary Absence of Clutter
We had company for supper this weekend, an old friend we hadn’t seen in quite a while. Not only did we have a fantastic visit, but as a side benefit, the clutter throughout the den/kitchen/study/dining room part of our house was completely swept away. I may not be able to find any of the stuff again, but it is safely tucked away somewhere. Kayla wasn’t as keen on the picking up part, although she did make a valiant effort on her bathroom and bedroom, but she always enjoys the company part. We not only visited, but towards the end of the evening we played UNO, one of Kayla’s favorite card games. The first two games went fairly quickly, but the third game lasted about an hour and a half and was a lot of fun. To her great delight, and with an assist from Dad, Kayla ended up winning that last round.
The dogs enjoyed my friend being over, and my friend was able to enjoy them once we got the three of them to settle down and stop sniffing. (Cindy has a bischon frise at her house, and my three were intent on gathering all the information about the bischon that they could.)
- Child’s Play
Kayla played Harry Potter Sunday afternoon. She came out of her bedroom with her purple dance bag packed and a little cosmetics case (for just a minute, it looked like she was running away!) and informed us that the bedroom was the Forbidden Forest, Harry wanted them to stay there (in this game, she is Harry Potter’s sister) but that she didn’t think that was a good idea, so she was moving on. She set up camp in the middle of the great room, and was busily setting up file folders. I guess if you are on the run, file folders are indispensable. She and Harry must have finally agreed on where they were going , because she eventually broke camp and went back into her bedr…. I mean the Forbidden Forest. I love my child’s imagination!
Have a great day everyone!