The night before last I noticed that my ice cream was on the soft side but just figured since I had purchased it early that afternoon, it didn't have a chance to get hard after being in the shopping cart and then the back of the Jeep for the ride home. Last night I had to admit that there was something wrong. We have a side by side and the freezer side is usually around zero to ten degrees and the fresh food side around 37 to 42 degrees. I put a thermometer in it and found the freezer side to be only a few degrees below freezing and the fresh food side to be around 50 degrees. It was time to empty it out.
Using a big black cloth bag, we first unloaded the freezer and I lugged the heavy bag (five trips) out to the RV and put it into the freezer out there. The RV's refrigerator has four doors. The two lower side by side doors open to one large refrigerator with racks and drawers. The two top side by side doors open into two separate freezer compartments. Why, I don't know, but it does make it easier to find stuff in it. One side has an ice maker, which we don't use. We were thankful that we had such a big refrigerator in the RV to use for this small emergency. Now the decision to repair or replace the one in the house will have to be made. My memory is not too good, so can't remember just how long ago it was, but this happened before and we had a repair man come out and fix it. It is over 20 years old, so maybe it would be better to replace it and not have to worry about it anymore. Of course I have heard of new ones letting you down, too. Guess we will be shopping for refrigerators today. Now, you all have yourselves a great day, you hear?
Update: My wife and I went shopping for a new refrigerator today. After stopping at three of the big stores, like Home Depot, Lowe's, and Best Buy, we stopped at a small shop owned and manned by two pardners. We purchased our last washer and dryer from them and liked their service and again we decided to purchase our appliance from them. It will be delivered tomorrow. I really didn't want to do that, but we had to have a place to keep things cold and/or frozen. Can't keep running out to the RV for food.
Correction: I stated above that the old refrigerator was over 20 years old. That was a mistake. I meant to type 12 years old.