Thursday, August 18, 2011

Waiting games

The middle of an Arkansas heat wave is a bad time for an ice maker to fail.

Ours crapped out last week. The auger dispenser works fine, but the ice making mechanism doesn’t. I’ve been buying 10 pound bags of ice from the convenience store down the road for $1.70 apiece and dumping the contents into the ice hopper. That works nicely, but it’s only a temporary fix.

So I went online this morning, found the nearest authorized Whirlpool service technician and left a voicemail requesting service.

Now the waiting game begins.

Actually, two waiting games are in progress – the fridge guy and the guy from our cable/internet provider who is supposed to show up this morning to switch our home telephone service over from the insanely expensive AT&T to a bundled cable/internet/phone package.

Of course, this means I’m held hostage until both contacts occur.

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