The Shuddering Refrigerator

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For those of you who have visited or stayed in our flat I would like to inform you that the shuddering has ceased. It will no longer sound like someone is trying to break into our home every time the refrigerator is powering up/down.


This weekend, all weekend long, we deep deep deep cleaned - with respites only for a brief visit to Baha'u'llah's first residence once released from the prison-city of Akka (the home is in the nearby village of Mazra'ih) and a birthday party for Ati Nanay, who is sort of a matriarch of the Filipino community here. I ate far too much biko - a Filipino rice/coconut cream dessert. I'd never had it with jackfruit before!

And finally, a visit to IKEA to organize our freakishly clean apartment. It's a phenomenon I don't understand, but commercial/retail centers are apparently the place to be at the end of shabbat. The malls here are madhouses, and the same can certainly be said of IKEA. Particularly if you have very, very young infants/children - don't they want their kiddos in bed?! It took us half an hour to get through the checkout line - could you imagine trying to keep an infant from raving lunacy as you wait? And yet so many people were doing just that - or, and I swear I am not overexaggerating - if someone wasn't trying to keep their infant from absolutely losing it, there was a pregnant woman involved. Clearly, IKEA is a favorite of the young family set. The bazillions of people were crazy-making enough as it was, but do they all have to be either carrying a baby on their arm or in their belly?!

Warning: don't place a drink on the left side of your computer and drink from it while typing - if it hits the escape key on its way back down, you lose everything! Indeed!

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Well, at least you retyped it all.

When you have your own little one you will begin to understand why people either pregnant or with youngsters go shopping together. For Mom's they get to talk to someone who is not a child about anything not about a child. For pregnant Mom's they get to say see I'm still normal. When they all seem to have the same needs so often they congregate somewhere common to them all. Kind of like a pod of whales, or flock of sheep, or birds.
I am so happy your fridge is fixed. Mine wakes me up at nite for a lot less noise.
Life can bring up so many questions that to some seem very quirky. If it didn't, it would be very boring. No? Yes? Oui!

So, what happened to the fridge? Did the deep cleaning have an effect on it, or did it get replaced?

We got a new . . . generator? I don't remember what the name of it is, but it's basically the engine. There are parts that go up and down and they had gotten worn out and were hitting something and that was where the noise was coming from.

See, I can be technical. heheheh.

hey mara,
you should upload a few pictures of how your flat looks now...

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