Tuesday, August 26, 2008

God Rockin' The Free Fridge Repair

Man, I love how God sweats the little things. When I see Him pull off stuff like He did today, I'm reminded that the big things like which dude will be our next president? He's got that, man. I refuse to get worked up into a lather about it.

So here's today's praise report. I just love this one.

When we last left our hero, she had a defunct fridge. Well the GE guy showed up this morning just as I was pulling in the driveway after dropping Pokemon Boy off for his first day of 3rd grade and tossing Lil'Bro back into preschool after 4 weeks off. [Isn't it amazing how I can totally go tangential in one run-on sentence?] SuperNice GE Dude got to work on my fridge (somehow getting past the millions of magnets) and I went up into my office (with a quick little prayer asking God to make sure the guy wasn't a mass murderer).

After a few minutes, the guy asks me if the fridge came with the house (it did) and when I moved in (Sept 2005). He said, "Oh good," and went back to work. A short time later, he said, "Ok you're all set. The fridge should be back to normal by this afternoon." He explained what he had done and which part he had replaced. But he was already heading out the door. I said, "So will you guys send me a bill or how does this work?" He replied, "No, you're all set. The part was covered under a 3 year warranty so you're set." "I don't even have to pay you for YOUR time?" "Nope, it's all covered. Have a nice day."

After closing the door, I turned around, threw my hands up in the air and yelled, "God you totally ROCK!" Because the GE people had told my mom it would be $79 just for the guy to walk in my front door. I don't have that at the moment. So it was going to be credit card. Blyeck. That's already straining after my 2 week vacation. But oh well. That's life and I was ready to suck it up.

But God totally rocked the free fridge repair!!! How COOL is that? I've been asking God to help me get my finances stable again. But I had bigger prayer fish to fry so wasn't really worrying about it. And BAM! He comes through like that. I LOVE that! LOVE it.

Seriously, with The Creator of All Things and my mom on my side? How can I go wrong?

Today's Side Note: Since my mom worked so hard to clear out my fridge & freezer, she suggested I take the opportunity to clean it out. Yah. Great fun. But since I'm 42 and supposedly grown up, I decided to take her advice. So today I cleaned my fridge. Something I have only done in the past when I'm either moving or I've had a huge food mishap in the fridge. I thought I'd show you what it looks like with only the bare essentials in there. Sorry for the darkness - my flash wouldn't go off. Note how "essentials" apparently include Corona Light, Diet Coke (w/ Splenda), eggs, a big thing of ice coffee, a cup of milk, a thermometer, and left over pizza. And my freezer has like 952 freezer packs. Ok, maybe more like 12. But still...

8 comments:

ellesappelle said...

That is so cool! Yay God, and SuperNice GE Dude.

Wanda said...

What a great story, and just another evidence that God is working for us....And how great you got a nice GE Guy.

You have a cool refrig.....

Love the magnets.

Carol Beth said...

Wow that's awesome!!

Missed you last night at home group...totally understand why you couldn't come. But it's not the same without you there. :)

I don't particularly like cleaning out my fridge but doesn't it feel so good afterward! I mean, not good enough to make me do it as often as it needs it, but I do enjoy the feeling when I occasionally get my butt in gear and tackle that chore.

Kristen said...

1) Yay, God!

2) I'm glad to know I'm not the only person who cleans out her fridge pretty much never.

3) I saw our Christmas card up there - cool! :-)

Sarakastic said...

Your fridge looks pretty in the last picture!

Mary Ann said...

I think I need to clean out my fridge. And buy some Corona Light, you know, just for its artistic value on the shelf.

Barrie said...

So, we both have 3rd graders who started today! But your fridge looks much much better!

Jane said...

OMG!! God does rock. Just yesterday I was marveling at the blessings He has bestowed upon me. Small things like food on the table, a good back to school sale, etc. I loved to read about your free repair. Wish I was there to help you out with that Corona :))