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  1. liz
    March 21, 2018 @ 5:51 pm

    Short & sweet – my white paneled sub zero (same panel as my cabinets) is 30 years old and I love it!!!

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  2. Lisa D.
    March 21, 2018 @ 6:33 pm

    I LOVE reading your blog, Victoria. The info you posted about baby boy chicks just breaks my heart. I had no idea.

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  3. Karen Harrison
    March 21, 2018 @ 7:21 pm

    Wait! I thought you were moving to Hawaii?

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  4. A.
    March 21, 2018 @ 7:59 pm

    I have loved this blog as well. The humor is amazing. I loved following the kittens and the remodel updates. But as a with-all-my-heart animal lover, being unexpectedly smacked in the face with the awfulness about the chicks at the end of a seemingly innocuous post about refrigerator choices was both horrifying and heartbreaking. I’m not one to hide my head in the sand. I know what goes on in this industry, the dairy industry and with animal cruelty in general. I do what I can to contribute to those organizations who are working to put a stop to the cruelty and I agree completely with your position on the subject. I just don’t think it’s fair to force the horror upon your readers in such a manner. I have enjoyed reading your posts because you write well and you’re extremely funny and it’s a nice break from the sometimes ugly realities of the world. But I am unsubscribing today. I’m sure many won’t understand but there are a LOT of softhearted animal lovers like myself out here who are doing what they can to help, but would rather not have the overwhelming horror of it all involuntarily thrust upon them when they are least expecting it. Please understand, this isn’t coming from a position of anger, but rather, from an extremely tender heart. Thanks for the laughs. Best of luck to you always.

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  5. Eleanor Villeneuve
    March 21, 2018 @ 10:03 pm

    Have you seen Yolanda Hadid’s refrigerator that she designed? I believe it has its own Facebook page.

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  6. Christine
    March 22, 2018 @ 4:07 am

    I’m so glad you’ve found a happy end to the refrigerator journey. Sometimes, simple is best.

    Regarding boy chickens, that is not true in Australia. The boys are used by the same company for meat chickens. Personally, I keep my own chickens and happily eat guilt free eggs knowing the girls will be kept long after they stop laying and go the big yard in the sky.

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    • judy
      March 22, 2018 @ 12:27 pm

      I was a child in the forties and corny as it seems ,I wish we Americans could recapture a sense of independence from the huge,the corporate grip on all we need and use. Probably not possible but everything big box and made thousands of mile from where it will be paid for and used seems asinine to me. What happens when these countries(not democratic,and strongly opposed to freedom of the people-(may lead to rebellion of their own populations) decide that prices need no longer reflect forced labor costs and no regulation against unfair work practices and pollution and can now generate greater profits since we the buyers now have no other sources due to all other sources having been driven from the marketplace. I guarantee you this is going to happen unless America returns to making at least some necessities for themselves on American soil. We are presently in thrall to mainly China and Communist China would enjoy nothing more than bringing a great Nation to its proverbial knees-begging that the container ships keep coming.

      The environmental cost of shipping stuff is huge. Can we fix that? – Vox
      https://www.vox.com/2015/12/23/10647768/shipping-environmental-cost
      Dec 23, 2015 – Much of the stuff around us at any given moment — be it product, commodity, or raw material — was once on a boat. To get from wherever it was made or … Ships handle roughly 90 percent of global trade, nearly 10 billion metric tons (11 billion tons) of stuff per year. Boats and ports are only a part of the …etc.

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  7. Morgan
    March 22, 2018 @ 10:57 am

    As a person who likes convenience (like refrigerators in the kitchen) AND someone who is OBSESSED with symmetry, I had a thought.

    I know you hate fridges and everything they stand for. But… what about getting MATCHING separate fridge and freezers? Then you can make it all symmetrical and matching with cabinet front panels.

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  8. Lynette
    March 22, 2018 @ 11:44 am

    For an appliance that is used daily, I say get the best you can afford and save $$ elsewhere. Regarding the chicks, most people would be horrified at what happens to them, but that’s what happens to babies on a daily basis and people turn a blind eye.

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  9. Charlotte
    March 22, 2018 @ 7:36 pm

    I’d like to say, “For Pete’s Sake, just pick a refrigerator and have it over with!” But since that isn’t a nice thing to say, I’ll say this instead: Maybe you need to just take a step back and do something else. Give the fridge a rest and go back in a bit with a fresh start and maybe a new outlook. Wishing you the best in whatever you decide.

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  10. Rebecca Grace
    March 23, 2018 @ 9:09 pm

    I think you should take a break from Fridge Angst and go shoe shopping. Trust me, it will help. As for the chicks — this is appalling! Surely small farms don’t do this too??

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  11. Rebecca Grace
    March 23, 2018 @ 9:50 pm

    Okay… So I did some follow up research and it looks like the U.S. egg industry has pledged to stop killing male chicks by 2020, by using emerging technology to identify the sex of the eggs before they hatch… This is supposed to be a victory for animal rights advocates, but I’m not feeling like throwing a party for some reason. But then I found out about a guy who is trying to go back to heritage chicken farming using normal chickens that can lay eggs AND get big enough for meat, so the male chicks would no longer be superfluous: http://theplate.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/29/open-sourcing-chicken-breaking-free-from-corporate-genetics/. Anyway, I thought you’d be interested. We can decide to personally not eat eggs to support the industry, but lots of other people are still going to keep on buying eggs and chicken meat. Helping humane poultry farmers create an alternative to the sadistic commercial farm products is something we can do to help make a difference.

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  12. FRANCENE KELLY
    March 24, 2018 @ 9:35 pm

    Just now found you. Just now subscribed. Just now fell in LOVE. 🙂

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  13. Casandra MacAlan
    March 29, 2018 @ 1:10 pm

    After your last post were you illuminated in unforgivable and unforgettable ways – the true cost of the meat and dairy industry, not only to the animals, but to the very sustainability of the earth, I gave them both up. I, a person who is 0± blood type (see blood type diet), and has been a meat and dairy eater MY WHOLE LIFE. I, who two years ago had to go on A VERY strict diet in order to manage my auto immune disease. No grain, soy, starch, sugar or lactose (only aged cheeses), plus no corn, and only specific beans (see SCD diet). I who basically lived off a diet close to paleo minutes the root vegetables. I became a ovo-pescatarian (along with my whole family-because I do all the shopping and cooking so TAKE WHAT I GIVE YOU!) And now, to reward me for giving up most foods in the world. Let’s see… I can eat fruits, vegetables, and um… Yeah. Are giving me information to take away my eggs? Next will you come for my fish? For the love of God woman. I don’t promote circuses, I foster kittens AND volunteer at a shelter weekly, now I live off of nothing and still is not enough for you. Can’t you leave me my blessed ignorance now that you’ve already changed our lives? ARGHHHHHH… My family is going to leave me.😵

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