Now our refrigerator items are on the deck...Thankfully it is freezing outside during the day. I am happy this didn't happen in August. Tim called the appliance place we bought it from and they thought it sounded like the compressor (big money) or a relay switch (less money).
My Dad (who used to have his own refrigerator repair business) came over and plugged it back in (it had completely defrosted on Monday while we were off happily making Christmas cookies). It started running again. So, to make a long story short, he and Tim are pretty certain they have the problem diagnosed and Tim will be picking up the part on his way home today. We are thankful to save the money it would cost just to have the repairman to come out.
It has provided the perfect opportunity to get this hardworking servant all cleaned up! It is amazing the messes that are hidden, and oh, don't make me mention the melted popsicles....
Doesn't she look lovely?