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The story was about how my husband and I this weekend toted a new fridge, labeled 350 lbs., on a tiny wobbly cart over tree roots and gravel toward our house, and how Fridge toppled and pushed Bob headfirst into the goldfish pond. 

And how, as this monolith tottered into the living room, it snagged a recliner and flipped it into the conversation pit (our house is '70s vintage.) 

And how we got it through the door into the kitchen with about a quarter inch to spare.  There hasn't been such a tense bit of choreography at my house since the day we captured a copperhead. 

We have now welcomed Fridge, slightly dented but working well,into our lives. 

 This post was about how anything can be an adventure; but somehow I accidentally deleted it.  It also said that it's true:  what you put into something is what you get out of it.  (This appliance and I are now seriously bonded.) 

Too foggy-brained to write the whole thing again.  I hope you're okay with this summary.

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  • Mamie
    August 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm Reply

    The highlights are hilarious!  Feeling wistful for the full story.  We once moved our refrigerator, which was turquoise and inherited from Durham's grandmother, down the hill from our old house to our new.  We still loved each other and the refrigerator after it was all over. <3

    • August 29, 2011 at 1:40 pm Reply

      You went through the same thing, Mamie! With the same lovely outcome!

  • August 29, 2011 at 1:45 pm Reply

    Holy cats!!  I guess you have bonded with that behemoth!  I'm glad are are well…

    • August 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm Reply

      Holy cats? I love that. Has a voodoo tinge. Yes, I’m soon going home to feast on something frozen. Thanks, Kelley. Bob was uninjured; to his credit, he found it funny.

  • August 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm Reply

    Somehow I am seeing this as the pilot for a wonderful new PBS series. What a tale!

    • August 30, 2011 at 6:08 am Reply

      I like this idea. And what’s the overarching theme/situation of this series, Billie? Must it be done with a British accent?

  • Kate Dobbs Ariail
    August 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm Reply

    This reminds me of living up a set of rickety steps over a dirt-floored tractor barn in what was still really the country in 1971, and in our rural hippie euphoria over growing vegetables, ordering a large chest freezer from Sears and Roebuck. I still marvel that the delivery men got it up there, and breathe deeply in gratitude that I was no longer on the scene when it had to be gotten down. Have no idea how that came about, but the said freezer lives on today in the house next door. Quite a few dents.

    • August 30, 2011 at 6:07 am Reply

      A success story all around. That’s quite a long-lived freezer.

  • Renee
    August 29, 2011 at 6:18 pm Reply

    After the week we've had here in NC w/ earthquake, hurricane, and pounding lines of severe thunder storms, I got the biggest laugh from just visualizing your plight w/ said appliance. Bob is a real trooper! Glad to know no injuries suffered, except maybe a little dignity. Hope you guys stocked that sucker w/ all kinds of alcoholic beverages 😉

    • August 30, 2011 at 6:06 am Reply

      Plus Cherry Cokes and watermelon, Renee.

  • Joe DesBarres
    August 29, 2011 at 7:12 pm Reply

    I was afraid someone would be reported as seriously hurt.  Glad you all survived. Any furniture moves coming up?

    • August 30, 2011 at 6:05 am Reply

      Thanks, Joe. We made it unscathed. Still have plans to get the recliner out of the pit.

  • Stephanie Bass
    August 30, 2011 at 3:30 am Reply

    Your Frozen and Fishpond Adventure reminds me that adventures lurk everywhere. The key is in the attitude.  I heard a wonderful interview on NPR's The Story a couple of weeks ago in which a woman recounted flying some horrendous dangerous flight through mountains in fog with no instruments– defying death. She summed it up with "So if you think you don't know how to do something, just go ahead and do it!"  Good job, Peggy and Bob!

    • August 30, 2011 at 6:04 am Reply

      Thanks, Stephanie. Far better a fridge than a death-defying mountain flight.

  • Beth Browne
    August 30, 2011 at 3:30 am Reply

    You are just too much, you know that?  LOL!

    • August 30, 2011 at 6:03 am Reply

      It was all Bob’s idea, Beth. I just went along on this one. But the funniest thing: after we’d bumbled to the end of this obstacle course, he said, “We’re a good team.” Which we are. But this was no proof of it.

  • August 30, 2011 at 9:32 am Reply

    Anyone who can come outta' the water laughing must be a really fine , well grounded , Zen-like
    guy — how lucky you are !!   Aiki

  • August 31, 2011 at 4:12 am Reply

    Peggy, I haven't taken it far enough to get to that overarching theme – but something along the lines of "As Time Goes By" with a very specific NC/new south twist.

    If only PBS would give me free reign/rein – I could fill the TV schedule with new shows and give myself a few new series to follow! 🙂

    • August 31, 2011 at 8:35 am Reply

      Clearly, PBS should put your in charge, Billie. And you certainly don’t have enough to do.

  • August 31, 2011 at 3:31 pm Reply

    WOW. I am sure it wasn't funny while it was happening, but your telling of it was.
    We have a 60+' oak on our house and deck, with a broken chimney, etc. Think you can tell that one so it is funny? I'd love to see the humor in it – LOL

    • August 31, 2011 at 5:08 pm Reply

      Oak on the house does not sound funny to me, Kenju. I’m so sorry. I hope this gets fixed and resolved as easily as possible.

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