Today I will have not merely a working refrigerator, but a new refrigerator, courtesy of my parents. My dad went and bought it and arranged for delivery. We would not have given up anything like this soon. “Use, it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” is our motto, and buying new stuff is a last resort.

Plus, you know how I am about shopping.

However, it is a great relief. I didn’t have to shop (and I wouldn’t have found this good a bargain, I assure you. My dad is an Olympic-quality shopper), I didn’t have to be the one to suggest that my husband couldn’t fix something, I can pay for it gradually, and I will have a working refrigerator. It will probably be more energy-efficient as well, seeing that our current, broken fridge is older than I am. I base this dating on the color, Harvest Gold. I think I was born during Avocado. I could be wrong, though.

Anyway, I am actually looking forward to grocery shopping.