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12 April 2007 @ 04:01 pm
Parental unit visit and associated disaster
Good news: Mommie Dearest is arriving on Saturday for a 10 day visit - yay!

Bad news: My fridge freezer just died. Or, more accurately, I just found out that my fridge freezer died. Dammit. Too late to salvage much of anything. :/

The landlord has been informed and has contacted an electrician, but I'm not hopeful for the thing's chances. There's smoke residue on the wall behind it. That can't be good.

'So how's the writing going?' I hear you ask. 'Um, yeah,' I answer. 'Can I get back to you on that?'

I'm still trying - that has to count for something right? Right?
Madders: btvs- reach outmadders on April 12th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
*yay for parental visit*

*pets you* for loss of fridge freezer

*waits patiently* for writing to click ;o)
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 12th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
Parental visit time is always fun. It only happens once a year so she brings oodles of goodies from France and Spain and then we watch too much tv and gossip incessantly. :D

The ff could have picked a much worse time to die. It wasn't fully loaded and the weather is still cool enough that stuff like butter, cheese and veggies can sit on the side without going off too quickly. (Notice the complete lack of faith in a miraculous instantaneous fix, no matter how good the electrician is. *g*)

*prays for clickiness*

Thankee, darlin'!
Ditto: DOLstretfordditto on April 12th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)

The fridge/freezer sounds like it's had it!
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 12th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's pretty much my thought on the matter too. Looks like my landlord is going to have to put his hand in his pocket again.
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: John boom by noafterglowsuki_blue on April 12th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
Oh noes! All that food! Ack, that's not good. But yay for mummy!

And well done for trying, that's something. Yep.
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 12th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
There wasn't as much food as there might have been. I haven't done a proper grocery run for over a week. Easter has been busy at the shop, and we had a member of staff quit without notice, so I did extra hours. I pretty much just grabbed something there to bring back for tea and then scavenged the cupboards for supper. It could have been so much worse.

*tries some more*

Thankee, sweets!
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: Angel power tripping by kornpeepsuki_blue on April 12th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
Oh that's not so bad then. Thank goodness for that! I've accidentally defrosted my freezer before and it's heartbreaking "My cod!" Heee!

~smooches~ Good luck!
Sorry about your guitar: Graffiti on the wallcityphonelines on April 12th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
Dead freezer bad. Very bad. I hope nothing rotted to badly, that would not be a fun smell.

*does the happy mom visit dance for you*
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 12th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
Thankfully, the food hadn't got to the point of rotting. Some meat in the fridge had obviously turned but it was still vacuum sealed so there was no smell, just a very hinky colour. The frozen stuff was... squishy and wet and I just thank got I didn't buy fish recently. *g*

*dances with you*

Kristintxrabbit on April 13th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
It means everything, love.

Hope your visit with Mum goes well. My dad's going to be here tomorrow.

darkhavensdarkhavens on April 13th, 2007 02:55 am (UTC)
Thank you, darlin'! *smooch*

The visit will be fun. I've got a lot of nostalgia tv stored up to entertain her. :D
~Alice~vinniebatman on April 13th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
Wow, smoking bits of electronics is scary. I was home alone a year ago when our water pump blew up and there were flames! And no water! And me freaking out! And no water!
Ahem, uh, hopefully your landlord will get off of his ass and fix it. You need a freezer for freezing... stuff. Have fun with your mommy. Mine visted me last week, and it was good times.
saifai on April 14th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
It's saturday now. Am just sitting here praying that everything went well for ya', 'specially given the circumstances with the fridge freezer.

*pounces and gloms on*

Sorry to hear about the writing, though honestly I've got the same problem with my graphics. I'm doing a little bit here and there, joined a group to help expand my abilities, but most everything lately has been private "per request" work. It's been very slow going.

So, on that note I must say that trying is a very good thing. :)