For the wonderful sketch Roxi gave us this morning. NORMALLY I would be on my way to work, but a funny thing happened to me last night.... I came home from the gym, an endorphin rush kicked in from the Group Power class I had just taken, and was looking forward to a quiet and relaxing evening. When I got the key in the door my heart lurched as the sound of a lawnmower running was coming from my kitchen... And that sound was coming from my NEW GE Profile refridgerator that I got in September as a FREE replacement for my not so old GE Profile refridgerator that konked out and was a lemon. The fridge temp was 57 and the freezer 46 and I was on the verge of losing all that food. I grabbed the manual and after 15 minutes was able to speak to a HUMAN BEING who gave me an appointment for a repair today between 8 and noon. The 1-800-GECARES number should be changed to 1--800-GEDOESNTGIVEAS%$&!!! Look, I know I am lucky to live in this country and many people in the world do not have food or a refridgerator to put it in but I must say I was TWEAKED!!!! I called my friend Pam to hurry over and take the food as she has a big family so we filled bags full of stuff from the freezer and fridge, dropped a few eggs on the floor and laughed hysterically, and I had 2 protein bars for dinner. The lady at 1-800-GECARES said to leave the fridge running because the repair man would have to hear it to diagnose the problem but honestly it sounded as if it was going to blow up, and became even louder without all the food in it which must have muffled the sound, it went from a sounding like lawnmower to a chainsaw. YIKES! So I pulled the plug and the quiet was wonderful. Why am I telling you all this? I suppose it somehow ties into my card featuring the set *Black Eyed Susans For Encouragement* since I needed some myself! And some wonderful news I just found out 2 ladies who take Group Power with me are stampers, so Barb and Marie if you are reading this here is a shout out to you and I am looking forward to a stamping playdate with you both!!!
Thank you for listenin g to my rant and remmeber.... *When life gives you lemons, STAMP!!!!*
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 GMT Views: 874
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 14511
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 @ 5:14 AM
You definitely needed the encouragement! I hope the repairman is more compassionate for you with all that you've been through! Nothing worse than losing a fully-stocked fridge! Anyhow, your card is lovely with such pretty flowers and cute butterfly! = ) Blessings!
“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
― Lou Holtz
Registered: April 27, 2007 Location: South,GA Posts: 57919
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 @ 5:17 AM
Oh No NR, so sorry about the fridge. that can be a pain, I guess what would have been worse would be to come home after 12hrs of work and workout to find it had quit working 11 hrs ago and you had lost everything in it. Shannon found out her freezer had died about 1 wk after the fact. YUK!!
Registered: May 10, 2006 Location: Westminster, CO Posts: 23061
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 @ 5:57 AM
Oh, dear! I hope all is taken care of with your GE cares repairman! You sound very blessed to have so many wonderful people surrounding you.......better go get some more lemons...STAMP!
Beautiful creation. I like the shimmer on the susans.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia