First World Decadence
With this in mind, we've been shopping-- hoping to find a replacement before some major component stopped working and left us wholly unrefrigerated. But appliances are pricey, and family-sized refrigerators are at the top of the "Ain't Cheap" list. So we've been biding our time.
However, we refinanced the mortgage last week at a significantly better rate, which means lower mortgage payments (and no payment at all next month!). And a local Appliance Mecca was having a serious sale. And the sales manager was willing to dicker a bit, even beyond that.
This happy combination of circumstances meant that this was delivered to our house this morning:
Ours looks just like this, except that a boatload of magnets and family pictures quickly went back up all over the front. The features that make me happiest are a) very low energy usage; b) the ice/water dispenser in the door (a feature we've never had before. It means we'll open the door less, so it's more energy efficient); and c) the bottom freezer opens like a drawer-- very easy access.
All this feels like the height of luxury to me-- and even though part of me feels a bit profligate, I am still unreasonably delighted with it.
This is way cool.