Good afternoon Folks ~ Here is is Thursday and August is zipping right along. Remember my last post about ‘hint’s of autumn coming? Well, I had two mornings of ‘hints’ right after that, now it’s back to ‘dog days’.
I’ve been working outside for 2-3 hours in the mornings, this morning I mowed, and after I write this post I’m going to take a nap.
Since around the 20th of July, my refrigerator has been making noises never made before. I’m very sensitive to noises, and when things don’t sound right I wonder why? and try to figure it out. Day before yesterday the noise got worse, so I decided to call my appliance repair guy. He came out later and I told him when he got here the noise had stopped right after I called him and hadn’t started up again. He listened for awhile and since there was still cold air in fridge and freezer and the noise wasn’t happening, maybe it was nothing after all. So we left it at that, and he said to call me if I needed him. I had asked questions about the fan and the compressor so that was that. That noise didn’t happen again. Well, the next morning I noticed a moderate light squeal, which came and went, and sometimes didn’t happen at all, so I went about my day. Well, I went to the freezer to get something out for supper and noticed the meat wasn’t totally frozen. I called the repair guy and he said oh no, and that he’d be here shortly. It was around 5ish. I hurriedly stuffed frozen items into the floor model freezer I have, then wiggled the fridge out of the space/cubbyhole and turned it so that the guy could get to it.
When he got here, he took the back off, and oh my the ‘dust’. The fan was going, but when he touched the motor, it was very hot to the touch. He said there’s your problem. The squeal I had heard was no doubt the bearings. I got out the vac and he sucked out the dust, took old motor out, hoped he had fan motor in his van, he did, he put it in, it worked fine, I paid him and now I have a quiet running and cold/freezer/fridge once again. This fridge is a Maytag and 18 years old. I’m hoping it will last me many years yet. It’s a simple, no frills fridge, white and small, just right! I was so thankful I didn’t have to buy a new fridge.
Outside right now it is 88 but feels like it’s 110. Rain clouds are gathering and T-storms are predicted for later on this afternoon. I will be so glad when cooler weather gets here. I am ever thankful for air-conditioning.
Here are some blooms, statues, and critters from my tropical jungle gardens.
I’m wondering if this is not the ‘female’ of that bright green lizard from the other day.
Zebra longwing and hamelia paten blooms
Spicy Jatropha ~ Zebra longwings just love this.
Vanda ‘Miss Joachim’
Statues are getting quite the patina these days. I just love how they look old.
He’s wearing a ‘bagworm’ earring.
I just love the colors and layers of these clouds the other evening. Rain came a little while later.
“When the sky is totally covered by the dark clouds,
be strong enough to see the bright stars beyond them!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
Enjoy the rest of your week ~ FlowerLady