Saturday, January 12, 2019

A Friday Day Orf Pt 1

Our digital radio that sits atop our fridge stopped working. It used to sit on our bench but so many tall buildings have risen around us, it started to lose reception. With a digital radio, the signal either works or it doesn't. I called Our ABC tech people and they told me we were a marginal area for digital reception anyway, a mere three kilometres from the city centre and with line of site of television towers on Mount Dandenong. We found it works fine atop the fridge. I have wiggled the power wire at the back of it in the past to get it to work, but R was quite correct. It was where it was plugged into, a power board that was the problem. We kind of knew we would have to do this. We use the power board because it has flat wall plug and so our fridge doesn't stick out more than it has to. As well as the radio, the fridge and microwave are plugged into the power board.

We hauled the fridge out, cleaned the floor and skirting boards, added an extension lead to connect the microwave and the power board and instead of hanging beside the fridge and after being visible beside the fridge, now sits atop the fridge, hidden behind the radio and other things.

Not a bad achievement in our dressing gowns before 9.30. We were both wearing underwear, so nothing hanging about.


Aside from dust, there wasn't much to be found under the fridge, two pieces of broken crockery, a blue flower arranging bead and a couple of very dried up formerly frozen peas.


23 comments:

  1. Well done to the pair of you.
    I shudder to think what might be under our fridge - and blame (mostly justifiably) Jazz who delights in batting things around on the floor.

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    1. EC, we only clean under it if we have to move it for some other reason. I remember in the past quite a bit of dried cat food would find its way under the fridge. We used to think a cat staring at the base of the fridge was because there was a mouse there. Not so.

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    2. I have an extension duster from Cheap as Chips that I use once a week to swipe dust and cat hair from under the fridge and washing machine, right before I drag out the vacuum cleaner to suck it all up.

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  2. I think you did well to locate and fix your radio reception glitch, as we live at the foothills of the Barringtons our only reliable radio reception is from our satellite/tv.

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    1. Cheryl, what a lovely spot to live but it is an area I know little about. Not so good for normal radio and tv receptions though. Do you get an ok phone signal?

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    2. Landline is great, mobile not so much.

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  3. It is best to wear underwear while performing difficult chores, otherwise things can get caught as a surprise. :)

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    1. Snoskred, a lesson learnt when I was young.

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  4. While you two were cleaning and accomplishing wonderful tasks, I came very close to being robbed.
    It started innocently enough, Jack and I had breakfast and he left for a physical therapy appointment.
    A half hour later, someone walked into our basement and came up the stairs trying to get in.
    I heard them and locked the cellar door, Lili was barking menacingly, and I called 911 while screaming at him to leave as I was calling the police!
    They showed up quickly, took their report, made sure he was gone and then filled me in on the fact that the druggies from the next town have been praying on our community. With my long driveway and out of the way home, I'm afraid I was an easy mark!
    So we will install a few more deadbolts, and fix the sliding doors too.
    So glad I own a fierce shepherd and that I scream loudly!
    Now you've reminded me, I need to clean in back of my fridge!

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    1. What a tale, Maribeth. You don't think it could have been one of the neighbours you so kindly invited in for warmth and to charge their phones during the blackout? The trouble with drugged people (using certain drugs) is that their sense of logic disappears and can act in very unpredictable ways and at speed.

      Forget about the fridge. No one will see it until your fridge is moved out, and then I am sure you will clean it for the next owner.

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  5. I was offered a digital radio once, my oldest said she'd get me one that Christmas if I liked, but I said no thanks. Iffy reception depending on weather and tall buildings etc is bad enough for TV, where I can switch to watching DVDs instead. I've stuck with my old radio that used to sit on my worktable in the shoe factory all those years ago, it still works well and I have batteries available for it if there is a blackout.

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    1. River, the best thing about digital radio for us is when analogue ABC radio switches over to cricket, digital ABC keeps going with normal programmes. But we don't really listen to radio so much nowadays. I can't see any real reason why you would need to have a digital radio.

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  6. A profitable exercise and all before you were dressed . The mind boggles.

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    1. Dinae, all my best work is done before I am dressed!

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  7. Job well done and all so early in the morning.
    I hardly ever listen to the radio at home, just when driving to and from work.

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    1. I like to listen to the news and current affairs on the radio, Sami. If I listen to them enough, some of it will sink in, unlike weather reports where I just drift off with a lack of concentration.

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  8. I need to clean under the fridge again, see what I might find in so doing too. Probably not much of excitement either. The cats toys end up under the TV stand.

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    1. Strayer, and a good bit of cat hair, I should think.

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  9. Under our fridge is probably dog hair. A shocking amount. I'm going to clean it this weekend because of this post.

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    1. Mark, could even be a fire hazard.

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  10. I'm reading along wondering and then you said' We were both wearing underwear, so nothing hanging about'. The mind boggles Andrew :)

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    1. What can I say Margaret? We were well contained and supported.

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  11. All your best work is done before you get dressed you say Andrew 😉 Not sure what we would find under/behind our fridge and I don't intend to find out until absolutely necessary!

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