Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

To Fridge,or Not to Fridge….

Nobody Wonders

Since we have been told almost daily that the economy is going to crash, basically forever more, everyone is warning that if you have to buy something, you’d better buy it now, because after the fall and super inflation you won’t be able to even afford FOOD! It was reported that 60 percent of the people in the United States live paycheck to paycheck.


We’ve been needing a new fridge for over 10 years. Our ice maker doesn’t work, we make ice the old fashion way, ice trays. BUT to fix it cost $360. The plastic drawers, many of which are cracked, costs over $70 to replace. Sure, it WOULD be cheaper to replace the old parts, but I’ve been there. Done that before. They break every three years.

As you know: They MAKE things to break. Anyone who has had anything that was made in the last century will tell you that, IT’S THE NEW COMPANY SWORN POLICY. DO NOT, MAKE A PRODUCT THAT LASTS FOREVER.

So, I decided since I know nothing about electronics, I thought I’d get a year’s subscription to Consumer Reports. They do all kinds of tests, right?

“That was really stupid.” said my husband. They won’t show you what’s best, just what company pays the most to them to report it.”

I hate it when he’s right.

I got my first issue, and there it was: they tested LED Lightbulbs. “You could save $225 in energy cost per year!” These lightbulbs of course cost 6x as much as the Edison old ones. Remember when Trump said we could buy them again? Okay. And lets not talk about the Mercury in them.

On the next page was “VEGGIE SAUSAGES FOR MEAT LOVERS”. There were five franks all veggies.

I don’t WANT a veggie sausage! (Flip.)

On the NEXT page was a promotion for the ALL ELECTRIC RIVAIN RIT. $85,000. It has a ‘gorgeous cabin.’ Right. They did NOT compare it to any other electric truck. (Score another to my husband.)

TURN PAGE: Desk chairs! Why, we WANT you to stay glued to that computer! And then they went right into the top tablets from our tests. Clearly…they do not want you to ever WALK again. They gave you the best chairs and the best tablets. STAY IN YOUR CHAIR< GAIN WEIGHT< AND MAKE THE PARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES Rich.

I’m in the middle of the book: “Lower your monthly bills. With inflation rising faster than it has in 40 years, you likely feel the financial sting at every turn.”

Has Joe Biden even SEEN this? Somebody better call him.

Well, how nice of them. Trying to tell you how to save money but DID YOU KNOW that you don’t really NEED that root canal, crown, or implant! Followed by “How to say NO to your dentist!”

What’s next month’s going to be? “How to say NO to your cancer treatment!”

Okay. Clearly AARP is not the only magazine guiding the public into it’s GREAT RESET, YOU SHOULD JUST HAND OVER YOUR MONEY AND SUFFER AND DIE” articles.

Like I said. The old America and the old, trusted magazines are gone.

We did end up buying a new fridge. It’s not the top of the line but the ice maker is in the bottom of the freezer. It makes ice, but not like the old ones when it was on the doors.

“They don’t make them anymore,” said the salesman. “They found that the bottom freezer ice maker worked better.

Which means, the bottom will break sooner rather than later, if the company has anything to say about it.

I’ll let you know. Frankly, the old ice trays work fine. I don’t know WHAT I was thinking.

But just ask my husband. He’ll tell you.

October 4, 2022 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Hi Joyanna, Yeah, we learned a long time ago just to go to the library to check out Consumer Reports, and take it with a grain of salt anyway. Sorry you needed a new fridge, tho. I know the newer ones don’t last nearly as long as our old one did (20+ yrs).

    As we use LEDs, I decided to do some research to get the scoop (my dh has done the same for his business).
    Actually, LED lights don’t cost six times as much as regular, incandescent bulbs; the prices have come WAY down, like $4 for an LED bulb vs $1 for incandescent (I think they were actually way higher than 6 times when they first came out; I seem to recall they were about $20+ each at the beginning, when incandescent bulbs were less than $1 each).

    The CFL (compact fluorescent lamps) are the ones with the mercury in them and they’re still made with breakable glass; they trigger migraines so we don’t use them anyway. Don’t want to have to call “HazMat” for mercury cleanup every time one is dropped either!

    LEDs are nearly unbreakable as they’re made with epoxy. I know as we have them in our house. Unless you put LEDs in enclosed fixtures (like ceiling lights that aren’t open to the air around them), they usually last about 25,000 hours vs incandescent bulbs lasting about 1200 hours. [There ARE LEDs rated for use in enclosed fixtures though ~ we have them in our basement.]

    I’m all for getting rid of ALL fluorescent lights as they make my migraines worse, but I do like LEDs. They ARE very cost effective. We have 40 bulbs on our main level plus more in the basement. If we don’t have to replace those 40 for 20 yrs, that’s a LOT of money saved because they’re so cost efficient to run. Just sayin’… 😉
    I think we’ve some old fashioned incandescent bulbs stashed away, but they’re getting harder to find around here at least.

    I hope my fridge (12 yrs old) doesn’t give up the ghost ~ it’s the first one w/ an ice maker that doesn’t make funny tasting ice that I’ve ever seen; of course it also has a filter the water runs through before filling the ice tray!


    Comment by Mrs. O | October 5, 2022 | Reply

    • Thanks Mrs. O….I still use the old fashioned lightbulbs, as they are brighter.  LEDs, yes, can be good, but here in my neighborhood, still expensive.  Nevertheless, having said all of that: God Bless Tom Edison. 


      Comment by Joyanna Adams | October 5, 2022 | Reply

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