A few months ago, my power went out. It was down for nearly five days. Of course, one of my biggest concerns was what was in the refrigerator and freezer. I moved the more perishable items from the frig to the freezer after day one of the power outage.
A day or two later, John arrived with coolers, and we emptied out the frig and freezer and transported everything to his house.
When the power finally came back on, so did the TV, the lights, the cordless telephones, and of course, the refrigerator and freezer.
How much we take for granted.
Anyway, life was back to normal. Except for some reason, the icemaker would not dispense ice. Damn. It’s always something.
I’ve survived these past couple of months by just plucking the ice cubes from the icemaker bucket in the freezer. But tonight, while I was decluttering the kitchen counters, I thought I’d give this icemaker a closer look. I never realized I could actually remove the icemaker bucket. I used to think it was permanently affixed to the freezer (though common sense told me that just couldn’t be right). So tonight, I wiggled and pulled the bucket, and sure enough, out it came.
I took it over to the sink and dumped out the full-to-capacity ice cubes. Then, I carefully began chipping away with a screw driver at all the ice cubes. Next, I poured cool water over the stuck-to-the bottom cubes and the ones, like stationary mini-glaciers, that were clinging to the very bottom of the bucket.
Then I saw it: frozen inside one of these mini-glaciers, right at the point where the ice cubes are intended to exit, was a hard-boiled egg! It was the hard-boiled egg that I now remember moving from the frig to the freezer the first day of the power outage. This was the bad egg that was clogging my ice dispenser.
I had been prepared to call an appliance repairman – had his name and phone number ready to go. I wonder how much money I saved by doing this manly task myself. And I can only imagine the laughs over the hard-boiled egg that the repairman
would have found among the ice cubes.
HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT THANKSGIVING!
BE GRATEFUL FOR THE SMALL THINGS.