are YOU laughing yet? Oh I am. I yam I yam I yam. I had to leave the house today and when I did? I just said 'YUP you too'. NOT my typical leaving greeting. I'll splain to you - lol. Our refrigerator/freezer (got to put that freezer in there because it HAS a freezer in it you know, you can't just call it a fridge around a man -strike #1) --I'll be listing these as I go mk? M.K.~ The mood I left in; I could list them phonetically as (steeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrike ONE) and then add the body language like a NY Yankees umpire going full bore behind home plate. DIdn't star off that way, but by strike three? He's lucky he didn't get hit with my bat or glove, and if I chewed tobacco? I just kept thinking - I'm a camel, I'm a camel, I'm a camel. So our refrigerator/freezer has been on the fritz, freezer side for a year. Not so much the freezing part at all, but it does things on it's own. The bottom will completely ice up and then you can't pull the basket out. So I end up chipping away at it ever so delicately with a screwdriver to get all the chunks of ice out, so I can remove the basket and the contents - usually all freezer burned. Then by the time I do? Most of the other things are 1/2 thawed. Has to be done, it's a chore, and I don't like it. Other weird things it does is intermittently stop making ice, then it will make TONS of ice and not stop, open the door and it's an avalanche, or it will not give you cubes but only crushed ice. I swear it's possessed by a snowbeast ghost. Still - it's always kept food frozen. Until today. But to avoid chipping the ice out of the bottom I turned the dial down one notch thinking maybe it would just melt enough for me to remove the basket and pull out a hunk of ice, wipe it down and turn the air back up to freezing. (I;m thinking pretty clever) Most food stays cold, I don't damage freezer, I get the ice out with very little work and no damage to the inside of the freezer. (pretty proud of me) So out into the den comes a bellowing DF. "DID YOU MESS WITH THE CONTROL ON THE FREEZER?" I said "Well yeah I turned it down one notch I was going to take that basket out and de ice the bottom." (how proud will be be of my cleverness??? huh? Huh?? "Well YOU MESSED IT ALL UP NOW, NOTHING IS FROZEN AND EVERYTHING IS MELTED - YOU RUINED ALL THE POPSICLES!! And he says this while holding TWO boxes of popsicles that are just dripping ALL OVER a freshly mopped kitchen floor! (Steeeeeeeeeeeerike TWO!!!) Okay I get that things are melted but WHY are you showing me all over the floor? UGH. Get a trash can DF! Well this is just ridiculous Star! RIDICULOUS. (STeeeeeeerike THREE!) "It's NOT ridiculous, I didn't turn it down but one notch it should not be melting like that, I put it on one notch below factory setting!!" So I get up and look and sure enough - Everything is melting and the blower motor? NOT running. No heat coming from the bottom like normal....NOthing running that I can hear like a compressor or fan......I'm thinking fridge is kaput. I'm not an appliance repair man....but it IS ten years old. And it WAS stuffed in a hole too small to get air for YEARS and no one would EVER help me push it out to vacuum anything....even though I begged. But Well OF COURSE it is MY fault that the thing is NOT working now because ONE time in TEN YEARS I turned A KNOB ONE notch. YUP YUP YUP...This of course, was not spoken it was insinuated. WHAT LOGIC is there in that thinking? WHAT small % of logic is there in his mind that can even stretch ( ) far and reason =yesterday the refrigerator / freezer was working a setting knob was turned one notch lower and NOW the whole thing is kaput - must have been her knob fiddling? IN WHAT UNIVERSE would that ever make sense? Then as I'm leaving because I figure better to drive around than to discuss this ridiculous notion - he says "Oh you're leaving? Well what are WE going to do about the refrigerator freezer? BOY did I have some answers...NONE of which I cared to share with him at that particular moment and still have a Christian woman's mouth. But I suggested calling the appliance repair man. Which took on another completely logical conversation. To which I tossed him the checkbook and said "You know what? YOU handle something for a change. I'm outta here." Tonight? MY logic won out. Appliance guy STARTS house calls around $90 - mk ----fridge is $10 years old - NEW ones start around $600 - YOU DO THE MATH.....Parts could be well over $300...... I suggest we go to Kmart or LOWES or SEARS.........check the scratch and dent sales......or the trader paper.....I nearly passed out when he said - THAT MAKES SENSE.