Homesteaders old and new must be so busy we had to find acronyms for everything! DIY-Do It Yourself. So, when our friend, Ingrid, said to look up videos on YouTube to see how to fix the fridge, we wondered why we didn’t think of that! We are homesteaders after all!
Armed with a drill and some online videos, Doug set to work. Back panel off, fought the shelving unit, removed the ice maker, tried to get the inside panel off. I went and did yoga in the living room. Too much for me. Then I got the phone number for an appliance repair. Here’s where the Reduce, Recycle, Reuse comes in! We got ourselves a refurbished fridge. It’s ugly as sin, shorter than me, and needs a paint job (can you paint refrigerators?), but it will do the trick. They will take ours, fix it, and resell it. We keep a small business busy, kept a fridge out of the landfill, saved money, and Thursday we will have cold food. All in a day’s work! We didn’t need new. Just a little thinking through.