This December I'm participating in An Advent of Gratitude to help remind me of the gifts I already have, what I often take for granted, and what I can and should be grateful for.
Today's challengs said "Pay $1 for every refrigerator/freezer in your home." In my case, that would be two. We have a standard upright refrigerator with a top freezer in the kitchen, and a deep freeze in the basement.
We bought the refrigerator back when there were five people in the house. Now that there's only two of us you'd think it would be too large, but we buy a lot of bulky produce, and right after trips to the grocery store it's often hard to fit everything in. The door is filled with condiments and liquid staples, and there's usually a variety of leftovers on the shelves for quick lunches and dinners.
Two years ago we updated our freezer to a smaller, more energy efficient model. I use it to store surplus items and food I've bulk cooked in advance. Even though it's not necessary, because there's room I also store non perishables like rice and flour. I don't know what I would do without it.
Five years ago today: Fuyu