Bottom Dwellers & Redneck Ways

September 03, 2018  •  12 Comments

Raccoon prints in the mud.

 

Or new refrigerator that we purchased 16 years ago on June 2, 2002 passed away sometime after we went to bed last night. Coincidently, the irrigation ditch ran dry last night leaving the bottom dwellers scrambling to find puddles in hopes they don't dry up before water runs again. 

This morning I fired up our old 1982 Ford F100 pickup truck, threw a dolly in the back, and took off to procure us a new refrigerator.  My plan was to buy a new refrigerator on a Labor Day sale, load it into the truck, bring it home, take the expired refrigerator out to the shed and repurpose it into a well insulated storage cabinet. Then I would have rolled the new refrigerator into the old one's place, and simply been done with it.

But life is not so simple anymore. Much to my surprise, while I could purchase any number of refrigerators on sale for prices ranging from $470 to $4,700, I could not simply buy one, have it loaded onto my 1982 Ford F100 pickup truck and take it home. Refrigerators in the stores are for looking at, deciding which model you want, and then you purchase one, and the store delivers the new refrigerator at some later date, and then the delivery staff take the expired refrigerator away to be recycled after the new one is delivered. 

So here we have Labor Day and I can't even labor by bringing home a new refrigerator and taking the old one out to the shed and repurposing it. Sad as it is, these modern days have thwarted my redneck ways much to Laurie's delight. 

 

Crawdad or Crayfish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby Bullfrog.

 


Cottonwood leaf.

 

 

Baby Bullfrog.

 

Baby Blue Tailed lizard.

 


Comments

T & L Photos
Thanks, Lavinia!
Lavinia Ross(non-registered)
I am not one for "smart" devices either.

Love the crawdads. Great expression in the eyes in the first crawdad photo.
T & L Photos
Thanks, Michelle. "Les choses sont contre nous!" (Things are agains us). Is what the French say.
Michelle(non-registered)
Life is so unexpected. I’m not sure why these happen on holidays but they do here at my house too. I lov the crawdad closeups.
T & L Photos
Hi David. I didn't want a "Smart Refrigerator". What a nightmare that would be. Some of the refrigerators on the floor had "Knock twice to see inside." And they link to your phone and help you make a grocery list. They are also very hackable. No thanks. Dumb refrigerators for me. Simple, no ice maker or water. All I want it to do is operate quietly and keep things cold in the refrigerator compartment and frozen in the freezer section. Fortunately, they do manage to keep a few analog models for Neanderthals like me, and that's what we got. The delivery guys seemed to appreciate it too. They said they had all refrigerators to deliver today, and ours was the smallest (20.5 CF), lightest and easiest to deliver and install.
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