Thursday, September 19, 2013

Finally Another Appointment and Noises From The Kitchen

DeBary, FL.

72 deg. mostly cloudy, no wind.
Forecast = Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 88F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Linda and Laura going to Daytona the other day to get the records sent over to the original doctor that Laura and then Linda had contacted, paid off.

He went over the files and decided that he would see Linda to determine if, or what type of surgery will be performed. The results for the biopsy have not returned yet, but by viewing the other doctor's notes and test results, he seems to think that surgery will more than likely be necessary regardless of the biopsy results.

So, an appointment has been made for 8:30 AM on the 1st of October, with a "new patient orientation" the day before, on the 30th of September.

Linda has very mixed feelings. She wants to get this problem taken care of, but of course, is nervous about the whole procedure to correct the problem.

In the meantime, the doctor's office e-mailed her a whole packet forms to fill out and information about the doctor, the hospital and directions to the different places that Linda and Jim will have to go. They even included a map of the facilities!!

I've heard a noise coming from the refrigerator in the kitchen for quite some time now. It comes and goes, but lately has been getting louder and more frequent. I guess Jim has been hearing the noise also, but being that there was so much else going on, just kind of ignored it.

In the last few days, the noise has gotten noticeably worse and  yesterday morning, I saw Jim checking it out. He's pretty sure that the noise is coming from  one of those little fan motors that circulate the cold air throughout the inside of the fridge.

So, what to do? Well, He and Linda talked it over yesterday and decided that if this refrigerator was larger and a nicer one with an icemaker, they would have called a repair man to come and repair it. But, since they really don't like this one much, they decided to see what they could find to replace it.

Over in Orange City, there's an appliance store called John's Appliance, so they headed over there yesterday afternoon. John's sells all the major brands and also sells scratch and dent appliances at reduced prices. After talking to Dan, the salesman, and telling him what the size limitations were, he showed them a few different units that would fit into the space in the kitchen. Jim asked if they had any scratch and dent models that would fit in the space? Dan showed them what was available and soon they were making a deal on a nice 21 cubic foot GE refrigerator that has a very small dent in the door down towards the bottom.

Today, they'll be delivering the refrigerator and picking up the old one. They're supposed to be here between 11:30 and 12:30.  

This wasn't an expense that they had counted on, but when they bought this house, they new there would be some expenses, so they set money aside for things like this.  It's a good thing that they did.

Did you know that on this date in 1876 - Melville R. Bissell patented the carpet sweeper?


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