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Old 11-04-2013, 10:15 AM   #14531
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I should cook from the freezer more...as it is, I don't notice until I go to put something in how full it is.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:21 AM   #14532
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Hi, Princess! Good morning. After having to replace my whole fridge/freezer unit because of supposedly over filling, I'm a lot more conscious about the space in there. My maintenance man was quite annoyed at "too much stuff" in my freezer.

It wasn't really stuffed, and I've always made sure there was good ventilation, but apparently I should only fill it 3/4 full or else the cheapo fan will makes lots of noise then start building up frost and messing everything up.

I know, it's really not my fault, but cheap fridges which makes kind of sense when you're providing an appliance for low income housing.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:30 AM   #14533
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Because there was an el-cheapo fridge in the apartment that was more than 30 years old and the same with the stove...the owner replaced the stove. He agreed to replace one or the other. His el-cheapo fridge now sits in his garage and I bought my own up to date fridge. A nice Whirlpool that is perfect for us, the shelves are tempered glass and come out to wash.

My deep freeze is another story, it's almost 50 years old and runs like a top. The brand is Coronado!
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:39 AM   #14534
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Really! Coronado? Never heard of it.

I thought about buying a smallish freezer, but my final thought was that I needed to be able to live within my means. I mean, think about it. How would I ever use all of it up? That would be wasting food, and Mom would not approve.

It's a challenge, living within my means, but I'm starting to feel proud of myself that I'm actually able to do it and still enjoy the foods I crave.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:42 AM   #14535
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I must be dreaming or in the Twilight Zone.

Just got off the phone with OPM. The call took only 12 minutes, start to finish including hold time and a short end of call survey. I spoke with someone who seemed to have the voice of reason, answered all my questions, and confirmed that I had determined the correct form to complete.

All that I have to do now is to print the form, complete it and get it in the mail on December 1.

What I had anticipated would take up most of my morning is done and I can get on with my day and, hopefully, use my new "found" time wisely.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:55 AM   #14536
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OPM? What's that, Katie?
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:27 AM   #14537
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OPM? What's that, Katie?
It's the Office of Personnel Management in Washington, DC.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:45 AM   #14538
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I am trying to understand of these very odd blue potatoes. Just when I think I know of all of foods, someone throws the switch and makes of my train of thought to derail!

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Old 11-04-2013, 11:47 AM   #14539
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I should cook from the freezer more...as it is, I don't notice until I go to put something in how full it is.
I heard that! My upstairs freezer is pathetic it's crammed with so much stuff. No wonder stuff goes bad before I notice it.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:05 PM   #14540
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It's the Office of Personnel Management in Washington, DC.

Is that where you work? Don't mean to pry, but just confused why you wanted to contact them and how it helped you get things done.

I hope you get a chance to usefully use that extra time. Are you making good use of the free time? How?
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