Why was food piled all over my kitchen?
Because my freezer looked like this!
In the last few months we have had the vacuum, furnace, washer, and freezer/fridge all die. All were resurrected by Husband’s amazing mechanical skills except the vacuum. The vacuum was replaced for $8, thanks to savvy shopping at Deseret Industries (a thrift store) where Husband saw a nearly new vacuum that just needed a little work. (The new vacuum is known as the Blue Ferret, but that is another story.) The furnace and washer repairs were free except for labor. The freezer/fridge needed parts as the defrost mechanism was dead, but for only $167, I have a practically new one that runs just fine.
How fortunate I am that my marriage has outlasted many major appliances–and I have a husband who manages the repairs.
Yikes! I hate to think of what all this would have cost us otherwise!