We all have those weeks - when things just don't go as planned. Those who are living alone for the first time realize how much dependence was put on another opinion! I used to always ask hubs for advice or "how to" do something. Now I have to figure it out - as most often I am not going to bother someone else. It sure is exasperating at times.
This week I have done some small problem solving. Nothing big at all - but just using the old noggin!
I mentioned a while back my frig was leaking - and I got to looking underneath and boy did it need cleaned under there. Well, that stopped it and now it was leaking again (just a little). Hmmm - looked and not dirty yet. So I decided to trouble shoot online and see what I could find. Found the exact problem in the exact spot as mine and the answer!!
It appears that the defrost fan line of the freezer was likely blocked and frozen up. WHY? It didn't have the air flow it should have had. If you look inside the freezer you will see where the fan is and then look in the frig (inside & on back) and you will see the continuation of it. They both need to be clear of items! Mine were both packed solid with stuff right up and over.
This is vent/fan in freezer - it needs to be clear of items
Mine was packed up against this - so I moved items and left the area open, as well as directly below in the frig. Nothing blocking. It took a couple days for the blockage to melt - but now all is clear and there is no more leaking!!! Makes a lot of sense really. Never block a fan!
The leakage happens because the tube that runs to drip pan underneath is frozen do to not having proper air flow - so water is diverted (according to online - always the front right side - when looking at frig). I could have tried a hair drier - but wasn't that brave, beside the tube is way at the back & underneath.
Sometimes trouble shooting on the computer sure does come in handy. Saved me a big expense (at least for now).
My current glasses have driven me crazy since I bought them. I have never had so much trouble with a pair of glasses in my life. I have adjusted and re-adjusted. Regardless of what I did - every time I bent over, they wanted to fall off. Well, that is sure annoying!!! The other day it hit me - they needed some kind of non-skid stop on the ear pieces.
I happened to remember I had a pack of tiny rubber bands that I have had for ages (I think for crafts). I got one out and wrapped it around the ear piece about 3-4 times. You can't see it, as my hair covers it. I did that to both sides and BOOM it worked. No more slippage. I can lean over and bob my head and no more slipping!!!
I got the bands (a pack of 500) for a $1 so needless to say a cheap fix!!!!!
Working in the kitchen cleaning the other day I decided the cabinets needed a good polishing. That led to cleaning out under the sink to find the polish!!! You know how it goes - one thing leads to another. Well, I was out of my normal cabinet polish. CRUD!! BUT, I had other stuff and got creative. I always have Old English on hand - light and dark. Light colored, I have bottles and bottles of - I was given a bunch many years back. Dark is hard to come by around here now days. For my cabinets the light is too light and dark is too dark - so I mixed them! Just a little of the dark oil added to the light worked perfectly. Now I have cabinet polish to use for a long time!!!!!
They still look pretty darn great for being over 33 years old. They just get better with age.
Another thing I have in the planning is, prettifying my outdoor flower pots. I went out to the shed looking around the other and I have 3 or 4 new ones to use in storage. Pretty colors. I love pots with color. Most of mine have been used for several years now and have totally faded.
Not being one to just go out and buy a bunch of new ones (these work fine) - I had a brain storm!!!!
PAINT. I have lots of partial cans of Krylon spray paint that can be used on plastic. I decided once it warms more and before I plant the pots - I am going to do a tie dye effect on them. Yep, I will use different colors and swirl and blotch it to look like tie dye. I think it will be cool looking. NO ONE will have pots like mine!!!!!! I like different and original - so that is my plan. I can't wait to do it and take pictures to show you. Wish me luck!
I have one more problem I am currently working - and before I brag - I want to see how it works out.
"It's always something" as Rosana Rosana Dana used to say!!! LOL
Some days we all just get so frustrated and tested. It can knock you down if you let it.
Breathe - take a moment to clear your head - then research and think outside the box a little. Get a little creative. If there is a will - there is a way - hopefully without spending a fortune.
Happy problem solving!!