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Can you tell I’m a first-time home buyer? - 08/15/13

Little did I know that when you buy a home in Texas, you only get what's nailed down. That means no refrigerator and no washer or dryer. In my world, these appliances are of extreme importance. A cooler full of ice only gets you so far!

To fill the gaps in our kitchen and laundry room, my husband and I took our maiden voyage to Home Depot. A very nice man named Ralph gave us a crash course in what I like to call "Refrigerator 101." Did you know there are a variety of door options? Living in an apartment all of my adult life, I assumed the white fridge with one heavy door on top for frozen dinners and one heavy bottom door for pizza boxes was it. I was wrong! Ralph opened the door to a whole world of fabulous inventions all meant to keep my precious wilted bag of salad and day old milk cool.

I learned French fridge doors are all the rage! Ralph tells me it's so you can see all of your food at eye level (because who wants to bend over). However, if you would like to reach down for your frozen foods, you can. There's now a bottom freezer drawer option. Ralph says the benefit is more room up top. The double doors open so you can slide in your Thanksgiving Turkey once a year. It's really a lot to consider.

This morning I'm still weighing my options, but we didn't leave the store empty-handed. We now have a hammock.

How am I doing with this blog thing? Did I mention I'm on weekdays 5-7 a.m.?

-Deeda

UPDATE: We did it! We finally found the right refrigerator for all of our cooling needs (see photo to the right). What do you think? I went with the trendy French doors, but just couldn't commit to the bottom freezer drawer. I don't want to have to bend over to get my Lean Cuisines, they're just not worth it. This shiny, black invention is now my baby. It's the second most expensive thing I've ever purchased that doesn't take me anywhere.

 
 
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