A week ago, something ominous happened in my kitchen: the refrigerator went absolutely silent, with the door open and inner light on.
Minutes later the gentle hum returned, just as we noticed that the ice cream was melting and the refrigerated items weren’t very cold. It was Saturday.
As we limped through the weekend, I began to suspect that a problem had been present for some time. We had noticed that milk and cream had been going sour much too soon in recent weeks… [Read more...]