My fridge broken down suddenly the other day. It’s natural because I’d used it for 13 years since I got married. I expected that would happen near future so I had already had an eye on the Hitachi new model, which has ‘the vacuum chill box/真空チルド室’ . You don’t need any plastic wrap or lid to keep fresh meat or fish inside the box because it’s vacuumed space! Really?? I don’t know, but it sounds futuristic, isn’t it? However, that fridge was short of stock at that time, so I had have to wait it for 6 days without a fridge! I was shocked and at a loss a bit, but anyway it was fine. I could make it by going shopping at every evening and got a little, and kept the left-over on the balcony at night. ( It turned out I bumped into a mink at my balcony! maybe, a mink.. it’s dark at midnight and I found something small but long and white ! )
Anyway, the new fridge with the vacuum box!! I was so excited when it arrived and tried to open the door , and SHOCKED AGAIN!! The door won’t open fully, because the cupboard next to the fridge hampered it… OMG!!
You know, the Japanese apartment is so tiny, especially, the kitchen is maybe as small as your bathroom!
SO, Nothing but I could do was to replace that cupboard with the smaller sideboard. That means I had to put out ALL of the cups and dishes from the cupboard and move the cupboard and then I turned the all dishes back again!!! Grr… It took LONG time to open the door of my new fridge!!
Anyway, now I’m so happy to get my new fridge. It’s BIG! 520L! (Is it rather small in your kitchen?)
Thank you for your concern about my kids. They have got well and back normal! Take care of yourself, too!