Given the upcoming cash for appliances program, we looked around and assessed the kitchen and laundry areas. Fairly new washer, still working dryer, freezer working (shhh don't jinx it, it's full) range and fridge are the wrong color. Almond or biscuit - something of that nature. When they expire, we intend to go stainless.
We have never replaced an appliance because of color considerations. Just can't do it. Our refrigerator is elderly but still functioning. Softer ice cream in the top freezer plus milk going bad before the expiry date were our indicators of fridge failure in the past. They were beginning to talk to us, now.
So, we scheduled a maintenance visit. The repairman's name was Roberto and we will request him in the future. He took the back apart and cleaned it thoroughly from there and from the front. The pile of dust bunnies was huge. More like dust hippos. Runs like new now. As he described it, it was gasping for breath even though it was cold.
I guess I am happy about it. Visions of Stainless were dancing in my head.
Fading, fading, gone . . .