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Refrigerator Repair Illustrated

A Visit From the Refrigerator Repair Man, Illustrated

Sometimes, when you’re living in a foreign country, the language barrier can turn the most simple of tasks into the most aggravating and troublesome ones. A lot of the time, though, it’s pretty funny (usually in hindsight). A couple weeks ago we had a “fridge incident” (read: I didn’t unplug the fridge while I gave it a deep clean, and because the door was open for so long it froze over and the temp soared. I’ve cleaned many a fridge...

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