Tiny fridge: a worthy investment

As readers know, I’ve been concerned about whether a dorm-sized fridge would suit me. There was a power outage last night, and I think I’ll want a dorm sized fridge forever more. The power was off for 2-3 hours when I became concerned. A small fridge, I thought, wouldn’t stay cold as long. I thought it probably wasn’t as well insulated as the larger ones, and that when I opened the door it would warm up more quickly.

I went to the store and bought a bag of ice. I brought it home and put it in the bottom drawer, took a frozen 1/2 gallon of milk from the freezer compartment and placed it on the top shelf, and figured I’d save some things, at least. This morning I went to check it, and realized that during the night, with no power and only a bag of ice and a block of frozen milk, I’d managed to freeze a head of lettuce.

The little fridge should do very nicely.


More than 36 hours later, the ice was still mostly frozen. I left it there. I should save enough on electricity to more than pay for the bag of ice. Interestingly, the original refrigerators, “ice boxes” were built on a similar concept. I just didn’t realize how well it would work in a modern mini fridge.


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? http://wp.me/p1CY5z-1R Baptism! http://wp.me/s1CY5z-baptism

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