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Long story short, we ended up unexpectedly paying our fifth visit to Lowe's this week. We were able to find a very serviceable fridge/freezer combo at a reduced price (due to a new model coming in), with the promise of a free ice maker, and, of course, free delivery and take away.
It is not a lovely side-by-side like our previous model, but I have high hopes that it will also not suddenly decide to stop working on a Friday morning for many years.
The ice maker is also a bonus because we did not have one in our old freezer, and my husband is quite famous for his love of ice.
In the end, I am thankful that one year ago, we decided to take a class by Dave Ramsey that encouraged us to start a budget and begin a small emergency fund. We still have a long way to go down the "getting financially healthy" road, but I am grateful that a minor disaster is just that -- minor.
And I am also grateful for Lowe's dudes with trucks that know how to move furniture.
And I will not take cold milk for granted.
That is all.