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Knitted in the Womb Notes

Location: Allentown, PA

I'm a Christian wife and a mom to three daughters and two sons. I'm a member of the board of directors of EmPoWeReD Birth. In my "spare time" I'm a doula, and a certified childbirth instructor.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

BBBbbbbbrrrrr! It's cold in there!

Considering the heat wave that the Northeast has recently been experiencing, you might think that I've been running my air conditioning a bit too much based on this post title. But that's not the case at all.

I've been wanting a full sized freezer for a few years. Preferably an upright model. But we haven't gotten one because "we are going to be moving soon, lets wait until after we move" and "we can't really afford it right now" kind of reasons.

Well I bought one yesterday, and I'm just so thrilled. Guess I'm a cheap date. LOL.

Really--the freezer cost only $30, so that's a cheap date in my book. I got it at a yard sale. The owner's adult daughter opened the door to show me the inside, and I was blasted with cold--so I knew it worked. I asked how much they wanted, the mom said $30, and I said I'd buy it. Before even knowing how big it was or frost free (its a manual defrost...oh well), or anything like that. Really, I figured at $30, I couldn't go wrong. You can't get a new freezer delivered for less than $50, let alone the cost of the appliance. By my estimates, I saved over $300 from the cost a new freezer of the same size. Yes, so it's probably about 20 years old. That just means it will probably still be running when a new freezer is sitting out at the curb.

Who ever would have told me 10 years ago that I'd be more excited over getting a freezer than a new outfit would have gotten a really strange look from me. But for now, I'm very thankful that God has provided what will certainly be a useful tool to my family.