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Old 09-15-2016, 01:38 AM   #31
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I am liking your fridge, Zagut! And you and Kay may need to compete on most fridge magnets!
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:30 AM   #32
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These stories are so funny........my favorite refrigerator was our first Sears so we could establish credit.......it was gold.........yay........what else is new.......Brady Bunch! it had the fridge on the bottom and the freezer on the top........could find everything......probably because we were poor......anyway, `i now have one of the bottom freezer compartments and can `not find anything.......anymore........
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:32 PM   #33
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I am liking your fridge, Zagut! And you and Kay may need to compete on most fridge magnets!
You're right Dawg. Our breakfast bar is right beside the fridge, and it's a great spot to talk about all our travel memories while we're eating. We also have a big nice video frame on the bar, displaying all our travel pictures since we've been married.

Hope you have many happy years with your new fridg Zagut!
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:28 PM   #34
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Seriously - "they don't make them like they used to!" is the truest statement. While you were talking about fridges and freezers I suddenly remembered the old GE fridge up north at the cottage. I told you about my upright freezer. Now I need to mention that fridge.

I inherited that fridge from my mom in the late 60's. It was huge, both the freezer on top and the bottom. I believe it dated from the early 50's, rounded edges and all. But not frost free. (did they have frost free back then?) Still have the ice cube trays with the metal inserts you pull the handle on to loosen them! LOL

When I renovated it went to our cottage and was a veritable work horse and catch all for a double good weeks worth of food from our family and visitor's stuffing it. someone brought up a newer one and this one was regulated to the basement where it is still in operation for freezing their vacation meat and keeping beer for the beach in the bottom.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:43 PM   #35
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I am liking your fridge, Zagut! And you and Kay may need to compete on most fridge magnets!
I have to admit defeat on this one.

Kayelle's magnets are much more organized then mine and seem to represent special things.

Mine are just what I've accumulated over the years and seem to have stuck around.

Lot's of mine have come from the phone book and are slip and fall lawyers or home improvement contractors I have no interest in.

Now I will enter into the oldest competition.
I have a confirmed 1998 calendar from my insurance agent and an older one from my mother.

For some reason I like Fridge magnets.

It's like I view hats. If you give it to me for free then I'll wear it or display it. But if someone asks me my opinion they'll get that too.
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The ones on the front are all our travels together, but the ones on the side are much older. One is also from my mother who passed in '86.

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Seriously - "they don't make them like they used to!" is the truest statement. While you were talking about fridges and freezers I suddenly remembered the old GE fridge up north at the cottage. I told you about my upright freezer. Now I need to mention that fridge.

I inherited that fridge from my mom in the late 60's. It was huge, both the freezer on top and the bottom. I believe it dated from the early 50's, rounded edges and all. But not frost free. (did they have frost free back then?) Still have the ice cube trays with the metal inserts you pull the handle on to loosen them! LOL

When I renovated it went to our cottage and was a veritable work horse and catch all for a double good weeks worth of food from our family and visitor's stuffing it. someone brought up a newer one and this one was regulated to the basement where it is still in operation for freezing their vacation meat and keeping beer for the beach in the bottom.
No, they don't make them like that anymore - thankfully. Newer ones are waaay more energy efficient. You have spent a fortune in electricity by keeping the old one and not replacing it. Here's the Energy Star refrigerator replacement page:

https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm...rig.calculator
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:00 AM   #38
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Newer ones are waaay more energy efficient. You have spent a fortune in electricity by keeping the old one and not replacing it. ]
I understand perfectly that it costs more to run them.

Had a big long rant here but erased it.

But suffice it to say I don't believe the extra cost in electricity will be putting me in the poor house just yet. BUT if the cost of our Hydro keeps going up because we are selling it to our neighbours - that might and actually has in some of our cities for pensioners.
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