It took less than ONE WEEK for my fridge (previously documented here) to break down after I publicly praised my loyal appliances. I seem to have a very clear channel of communication with the Evil Eye. I am now on sort of a camping trip in my own home, using my picnic cooler as a temporary fridge while the repair man orders a replacement motor.
There are some who would replace the entire fridge, but I decided to postpone that trauma and extra expense. I'm also afraid they won't be able to get the fridge out of my apt., because it was hoisted in by crane. The Amana fridge has "American proportions," which are shorter and wider than local fridges, just like American letter-size paper is shorter and wider than A4. My building has no elevator, and the crane was there to move the piano in, so the movers took advantage of it for a couple of other large/heavy items.
I'm probably one of the few people wishing for cold weather this week, at least on my balcony. You're invited right away to help me consume the perishables!
*UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE - Amnon fixed the Amana! He installed the new motor this morning (Sunday, Jan 22), and ice cubes are now available chez Dotty. But not much else...must make a grocery run tomorrow.