Friday, November 07, 2008

Ice Maker Mystery

Three years ago, right before we moved to Arizona, our ice maker died.  A low blow to this ice chewing, cold drink drinking, frozen water lover. 

I knew that getting the ice maker fixed would be expensive, and that a new fridge was out of the question, since the fridge works quite well. But I've had this secret dream of a free standing ice maker for most of my adult life. 

In high school and college I use to babysit for a family that had a free standing ice maker with a little plastic scooper.  I babysat for them often and when I arrived to work the first place I would go was to that ice maker. I would fill up a gigantic plastic tumbler cup to the top and munch ice while playing with the kids. 

Just talking about it makes me want some.

Anyway, I had this dream that maybe, since my ice maker was broken, we might put a free standing ice maker in the kitchen of this house. 

Saturday I woke up very early and was sipping coffee and checking email when I heard rumbling in the kitchen. With the dog at my feet and everyone else sleeping soundly in the bed I bravely walked around downstairs anticipating something big and rodent-y creeping in my dark kitchen.

But nothing could be found. 

Then I heard a whirring of the freezer and I walked over to investigate. Sure enough the ice maker had come back to life and the ice was almost overflowing from the bin.

Bummer. 

There goes my free standing ice machine with the cute little scooper. 

12 comments:

Lindsay said...

awww that stinks that you wont get the free standing.. but atleast your ice maker came back to life. My sister has a free standing one at her house.. and we are always getting her to bring us to the cookouts and all :-)

Michele said...

Awww! I'm sorry. What about a snoopy snow cone maker - much more affordable, and maybe it will come with a cute little scooper:)

I know how you feel. I hate our refrigerator and just b/t you and me it would not hurt my feelings if it died. However, it would hurt my pocketbook, so I should probably just be thankful that it does work and it is full of food.

Michele said...

Awww! I'm sorry. What about a snoopy snow cone maker - much more affordable, and maybe it will come with a cute little scooper:)

I know how you feel. I hate our refrigerator and just b/t you and me it would not hurt my feelings if it died. However, it would hurt my pocketbook, so I should probably just be thankful that it does work and it is full of food.

Kelly said...

I have the same dream. I even know the exact type of ice cubes I want it to make.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Ahhh...the love of ice is yet another thing that binds us!

My mom's best friend had a free-standing icemaker. I loved going to her house. She also had a pool, and the icemaker was in the poolhouse, so it was standard procedure to fill up a cup to keep by the poolside lounger!

My father-in-law is a pastor, and their church has an icemaker that makes the Sonic-type ice. Whenever we go there, he brings a cooler of ice home for me!

stephanie j. said...

Machines are weird! (Read my blog today, K; you have ice problems, I have water problems.)

Darcie said...

Well, so much for the free standing version but hooray for the finicky refrigerator one! Must have taken three years off in protest of the mass amounts of ice it knew it would have to produce to help you all cope with these Arizona summers.

meh said...

That is so funny!!! Isn't it nice to not have to fill in those ice cube trays? Or worse, finding empty ones put back in just before company arrives? I remember those days all too well. Our water in the door doesn't work right anymore. I guess I will give it another 2 years and see if anything miraculous happens!

Woman Interrupted said...

A free standing ice maker??? They must have been Re-ich!

Chel said...

I have that same fantasy! The one where the ice maker makes those tiny, perfect little nuggets of ice. If I ever win the lottery, I'll buy us both one.

Rae said...

Bummer indeed! When I was around 10 I was really good friends with a girl named Kristen. Her dad was the Navy chaplain and we would spend quite a bit of time at the chapel. I loved their free standing ice machine. It was the best!! We would run into the kitchen, grab an ice cube (they were the best shape, oval with a hole n the middle) and continue on playing. Good, good memories!

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

Oh, sorry you won't get the ice maker but that is great that you old one is working!

Oh, the snoopy snow cone maker is a good idea!