A Fresh Love

I am in love.  We were meant for each other.  We fit.  He fulfills all my needs.  He accepts all my baggage. But sometimes he is a little bit too cold (almost icy, one might say).

Should we tell my husband?

Oh, he already knows about it.  I am having a love affair with our new refrigerator.

Isn’t he handsome?

fridge after


There are a couple of reasons why I am so in love with an inanimate object.

  1. He is paid for.  I wrote a guest post on Money Saving Mom about how we paid cash for him.  He is all ours and it feels so good.  Go check out the post to see how we did it.
  2. He indulges all my whims.  If I suddenly get the urge to buy 2 gallons of milk when I am not quite done with the last two, he doesn’t mind.  If I want to prep a whole bunch of veggies and save them for my lunches throughout the week, he holds all my stuff until I am ready for it. You might say he is not ashamed to hold my purse.
  3. He cleans up so well.  Um…shall I share a picture of what he looked like before I cleaned him up last week? Get ready, he was a little on the rough side:

fridge before

But just like any relationship, it will take some work to keep things good between us.  He asks these things of me:

That I clean him every once in a while.  He likes to smell good and insists that I remove the perished food (go figure) and replace the baking soda every once in a while.  See, I put a date on that baking soda box in the “after” picture.

That I follow the rules.  I found them here.

That I compartmentalize.  Well, in regards to the temperature settings for his compartments. He likes when I put veggies in a drawer by themselves and fruits in another drawer by themselves.  And then that I keep an eye on the humidity levels in the drawers (higher for drier veggies, lower for wetter veggies).

It looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship.  I wonder what I should name him.  Any suggestions?

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Janis Cox

    Hi there,
    Thanks for following me on Twitter. I hope you drop by my blog.
    I just love this post. And it is so wonderful how you paid CASH. We took Dave Ramsey’s course and there is a way to take control of the money.
    I wil be back.

    1. ussleah

      Hi Janis, We LOVE Dave Ramsey around here. I listen to him while doing housework. It is hard to sit back and do nothing while listening to him. I am always motivated in more than just finances when I hear him speak!

  2. Crystal

    HA HA! That is a fine refrigerator! Glad you are enjoying it. 😉

    1. ussleah

      Why thank you, but he is taken. ha!

  3. Whitney

    That’s how I feel about my new one we bought last year and it’s in storage now….bummer. Visiting from #SITSsharefest.

    1. ussleah

      No fun that it is in storage. Free the fridge!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  4. Dana

    He’s very handsome – may you have a long and happy relationship together. I suggest Fred the Fridge as a name 🙂 And I get it – I’m in love with my phone and my Nook.

    1. ussleah

      Thank you for the well wishes on my relationship! I like Fred, but I am thinking he should be named after a famous foodie or chef or something…will keep you posted. Oh, I love my nook too! Which one do you have? I have the tablet, but my husband is gently pushing me to upgrade to the new one (I don’t know what it is called).

  5. KG

    Stopping by from #SITSSharefest.

    Hilarious post! I haven’t had a love affair with an inanimate object since I bought my new vanity! But she’s a girl..so its not like a love affair – it’s more like I admire her. lol

    1. ussleah

      Love it! Yes, my fridge is a man and my stand mixer is a lady, named Nellie. Isn’t it wonderful when we get to have special things that we loved. We are so blessed! Thanks for stopping by and blessing me with a comment!

  6. Andrea

    Hilarious! I would gladly trade my husband in for my entire kitchen. Andrea @ be-quoted.com visiting from SITS!

    1. ussleah

      I wouldn’t trade my husband for anything, but I did tell him we should use the big money (that “someday” money) on remodeling the kitchen…oh, I have dreams about the kitchen! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  7. If you think you’re in love, double that feeling in the form of jealousy for me! Our fridge was old, when we moved into our house 6 years ago, and about 30 seconds after the house was ours, the bar on the door broke, so we can’t store milk or juice on the door. It’s stained inside and out. I keep it clean, but I still hate it. We talk about buying a new one about once a week, but keep putting it off.

    Yours is beautiful. What kind is it?

    1. ussleah

      It is a Samsung. We are partial to Samsung refrigerators. Stop talking about it and start saving like we did! We talked about it for a long time too and dreamed and planned; but when we really started to put money aside for it and watch it grow, we were motivated.

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