You know EXACTLY what I mean. That project that starts out to be an easy thing and suddenly morphs into a major renovation or time sync. I know you know what I mean. We have all been there. One small little thing turns into a huge undertaking. My story is not unlike yours.
It all started with this.
Of course it entailed some contortions that will not be documented by either photograph or written words here but as I removed the front grill on the refrigerator I realized that this was going to be one of those projects that snowballed.
First of all I need to scrub the grill that covered the bottom part where the secret water filter resides.
It really was not that dirty—I try to keep up with the cleaning so thankfully it was not too disgusting . As I maneuvered on the floor to release the old filter and pop the new one in (and no–it is NEVER quite that easy) I looked underneath. Ugh. One of the joys of owning two delightful felines is that they shed. Oh boy do they shed. The inside of the underside was filthy. Too filthy to take a picture of. Not the floor, really, but the coils.
So a trip to get the vacuum out and suck out all of the offending dust and fur was in order. Yes—the project was getting larger. My motto is “if you are going to do a job at least do it right” so I vacuumed and vacuumed. Added attachments onto the trusty Bissell to get the gunk off and out. As I thought about it I decided that I really should pull the fridge out from the wall and do the backside. After all—if I could see all that dust collecting underneath it goes to reason that the back would be the same. So pull it out I did.
You guessed it—the back is entirely enclosed. I guess they do that these days and I just never paid attention. Now before you go thinking I am SuperWoman my fridge is on wheels so pulling it in and tucking it back into the little space is pretty easy peasy. The project took a bit longer than I had initially thought it would but the up side is that the filter is in place and all is right in the world.
While I was at it I thought a great idea would be to find out what you guys have ON the front of your refrigerators. It is always interesting to me to see what other folks highlight on their appliances. Here is my photo of what graces the face of my very own refrigerator.
A picture of my World Vision sponsored child, Martin, a business card for my blog, a pic of my sister, my mom and myself, a Lakeside magnet, a nametag for Micah from a Columbia orientation that I snagged when we helped pack him up, 2 floral cards from Mother’s Day arrangements from Micah and Aaron, a family pic from our June Lakeside trip, pic of Chris and I at Christmas, assorted vinyl items from my Cricut, a postcard from my niece and her husband from El Salvadore and our Christmas card from last year. And smiley faced magnets. My fridge tells my story—what does yours tell??? I would love to hear and see.
After all—It’s Just Life—let me know what yours is all about.