Episode 325: Ice, Ice Baby!

Now I am pretty lucky that Mr Grump is rather handy in the DIY department, and will tackle most jobs.However, I am the worst person in the world to have around when things like that have to be done, as I get really stressed out about the mess and the hassle! Added to that the fact that I am not feeling so good at the moment, means that tempers might be a bit fraught if there are any jobs that Mr Grump wants to get done.

My niece has recently moved and we have bought her lovely huge fridge freezer as it is unfortunately too big. It is not quite a year old and has a water and ice facility that has so far never been used as it was never plumbed in. Mr Grump decided straight away that he would be able to do that, and ordered metres of thin pipe needed for the connection as well as some other bits.

After a lot of maneuvering of stuff that was in the way in our kitchen, the new fridge freezer was in place and work was due to commence on Saturday morning which I was dreading! In order to connect it to the nearest water pipe he was going to drill a hole through the kitchen into the downstairs loo, cut the pipe near the sink and fit a new connection.

I got out of the way! After the most horrendous loud drilling that went right through me, and shattered my already frayed nerves, there was a load of banging about, a bit of cursing and then he said he had done it.

Wow, that was quicker than I had expected. He said he was going to turn the water supply back on and that was it. Great. I waited in anticipation. Psssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, that was a funny noise, but I didn’t move off of the sofa. Mr Grump went to investigate in the kitchen, and yes the water was connected to the pipe but was pouring all over the floor. I think he had missed the bit about connecting that bit of pipe to the bloody thing itself!

I left him to clean up the mess (with my nice tea cloths and kitchen towels Grrrrr), and went online to find the online manual that shows how to connect up the other bit. Anyway, he did manage to sort it out, and I was called out into the kitchen for a ceremonial glass of water from the tap on the new fridge.

It took him quite a bit longer to suss out how to make the ice, but he did it and was feeling pretty pleased with himself. Miss Hap decided she needed to try it for herself and I could hear the humming noise it made but no ice came out. Mr Grump went back to fiddle with it, and made some more.

Later that night just before bed Mr Grump got me a glass of water from the fridge this time to take up with me as I usually do. He asked me if I wanted ice (I didn’t), I thought I would humour him and let him show off so I said yes.

Humming noise, no ice; humming noise, no ice! He opened the door, and I pointed out to him that he should not have put the over on the ice making bit, it was to be stored separately if ice was being used. He crossly told me that he hadn’t put it there (he had)!

Anyway, he put the glass of water under the ice tap and a whole load of ice cubes came flying out of the compartment and all over the floor. That didn’t please him at all. He picked all the ice up, raging and moaning whilst I stood there, shoulders shaking trying not to laugh. He then stomped off to bed leaving me to get my own ice. Really!

39 thoughts on “Episode 325: Ice, Ice Baby!

  1. We had workmen here for most of last year. Well that is how it seemed too me. I’d never seen so much dust and dirt, and they reckon they cleaned it all up!!!! Yes, a builders clean.

    Still the dust settles and still I’m having to dust every other day or so. However, the work is done and best of all it’s looking great. Now we can relax in comfort.

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      1. This is where I see my mum in me totally!
        She had this one corner cupboard, that was like an Aladdin’s cave of gadgets… She used to go to the ideal home show every year too..
        One year she decided to have a clear out, and found not 1, not 2, not 3 but about 5 various designs of the V-Slicer type mandolin thing, that sliced in various thicknesses etc!!! She would go to the show and pick things up again and squirrel them away… The plus side, my kitchen was totally equipped when we got our own house, thanks to mum!!!!

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      2. I too love a gadget and have a V slicer (it is in the cupboard now though)! I can never resist them. Mind you it worked out well for you with your mum being a ‘hoarder’! πŸ™‚

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  2. When we moved back recently, my dad has a fridge with the ice maker/water dispenser inside. The first night, at like 1 am, CLUNK! I run to the kitchen with my claymore (yes, I have a claymore) and am looking around and then I hear, hiss, CLUNK! from the fridge, it was making more ice. I love it now, but I hated that fridge for a few days.

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  3. I had to laugh as I can so easily picture the scenario. However, at least your Mr Grump will tackle DIY projects. If I’d inherited the fridge it would only get plumbed in if I sorted it out.

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    1. Yes I am grateful that he does have a go, and gets there in the end. I am absolutely useless at DIY! Good for you, if you tackle DIY. I have got rather a large hole in the wall where I once drilled a hole to put my clock up and went a bit wrong! Luckily the clock covers it!

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