The sink continues to heal itself, and Andy is building more bookcases, but the refrigerator is an ongoing problem. The pilot light keeps going out and the refrigerator shuts itself off. It will be interesting to see if it can ever be fixed, since we think the problem is the altitude. We did install the special high-altitude orifice for altitudes of 8000-8500+ feet to control the gas going to the burner, but the cottage is at 8800 feet and it looks as if we need a separate adjustment for the pilot light.
Andy has spent several hours now on the Internet and on the phone searching for suggestions from the company, but the problem seems to be beyond their expertise. One fellow did suggest we take the refrigerator to the closest service center—about 80 miles away and several thousand feet lower—but that isn’t feasible. So either Andy and the plumber figure it out themselves or else we skip the idea of a propane refrigerator.
Before Andy left this morning he warned me it was going to be an expensive project. Why am I not surprised? In fact the reason we downsized so severely was we knew things wouldn’t always go smoothly.
What about you? Any interesting challenges in your life right now? Do you usually expect things to go smoothly?