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Friday Fun! (Fridge and Online Class)

Hello my lovely readers!  I hope this week treated you well, and to my New England readers, I hope you survived the heat wave relatively painlessly.  My thoughts are going out to those of you in the south-east and eastern seaboard facing Hurricane Earl.

At the beginning of last weekend, I opened my fridge to discover that my soy milk had exploded.  Not pleasant.  I cleaned it up and thought that was that, but then I noticed that my produce seemed to have grown mold overnight and my cheese was sweaty.  It took until that point to realize that my fridge was not as cold as it should be.  I turned it to its maximum coldness, and that seemed to work for a day, but then it went right back to shitty.  My fridge was on the fritz.  Also my landlord was out of town on vacation, and it took me a while to get ahold of him.  Oddly, my freezer was working the whole time, just not the fridge.  Long story short (too late!), the fan was busted and that’s what moves the cold air from the freezer to the fridge.  On the plus side, I got to see the inner workings of my fridge while a super-sweet father/son contracting team, complete with thick Boston accents and Irish names, fixed my fridge.  On the minus side, I lost all of my food in the fridge portion.  Since I cook a lot, this was actually a lot of food.  Ah well, at least it’s fixed now, and I have a new appreciation for people who have to live without refrigeration.

My new online class is in full-swing.  I was pleased to discover the required textbooks on my Kindle app for cheaper than the print versions, so naturally I bought them there.  It’s always hard to get print copies of textbooks off your hands after you’re done with them anyway.  The class is on librarianship for distance learners, and as part of the course we’re being embedded as librarians into online courses at University of Central Missouri.  My online course itself is at San Jose State University.  My classmates are literally from all over the world, even Australia!  I have no idea how she’s dealing with the time difference.  I find myself scratching my head over it all the time, and I’m only a few time zones away.  I’m pretty excited for this course, because for once they’re letting us do real librarian work (which I already do anyway, but still….).  It’ll look good when I’m applying for jobs for sure!

This weekend is a 3 day weekend here in the States for Labor Day (basically a holiday in honor of the workers in the US, aka, moi).  I have plans to see a couple of my friends. Naturally some me time including reading and playing either Twilight Princess or Paper Mario (or both!) will be worked in too.  Oh, and restocking my fridge.  If Earl lightens up enough at some point for me to go buy groceries, that is.  What’re your weekends looking like?

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  1. September 3, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I recently had an infestation of some sort of moth that infests all the food in your cabinet and lays eggs in it and makes you throw out incredible amounts of what could have been delicious meals. So yeah. I feel your pain.

    • September 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm

      Oh eek! I definitely think if you cook at all having to get rid of everything in your fridge *or* cupboards is brutal. Although in your case, I personally would be paranoid about the moths returning. Was there some sort of spray you were able to clean up with or something?

  2. September 6, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Aww sorry to hear about your fridge, I know how annoying it is when something goes that you rely on so heavily. To be fair my fridge is dodgy only works on highest setting now and it varies between just right cold and actually freezing solid some of the drinks haha!

    • September 7, 2010 at 2:44 pm

      Hah, waffling back and forth was where mine was before it broke for real. Take my advice and keep a cooler handy just in case!

  3. September 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    You might not realize it but your homeowners (or renter’s) insurance will actually cover the spoiled food. It might not hit your deductable, but it’s something to consider, especially if you really do have a lot of food in it, as you mentioned. I once forgot about a can of whipped cream in the fridge and it exploded one night. Couldn’t figure out what the noise was, but the next morning I figured it out right away. Such a mess!

    • September 23, 2010 at 7:43 am

      That’s a good tip…..if I had renter’s insurance. Which I don’t. Lol. Ah well. Probably the cost to replace the food is about the cost of a year’s worth of renter’s insurance anyway.

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