Our refrigeration system has been working wonderfully except recently the digital readout for the box temperature decided to abandon the role it plays in keeping us informed of the temperature inside. Okay, the thing quit on us. Without it functioning correctly it is difficult to find the desired temperature so foods won't freeze, or get too warm. Frozen lettuce, unlike a frozen margarita, is not a good thing. To find a solution to the problem, Michael called the manufacturer and ultimately sent the controller to Sea Frost for an inspection and re-calibration. They sent a box temperature probe back with the controller because most likely it was bad.
Eight o'clock Sunday morning was the time slot we set aside to pull the old probe out and install the new probe. The first challenge Michael faced was to contort his body into a boat yoga position kinda like this...
internet photo...but with his head inside a twelve inch opening in the counter. Our fridge doesn't have a light in it like land based refrigerators so I had to shine a flashlight just right so it would reflect off his mirror. Not only was he in an awkward position, but he had to clip a tie wrap with clippers by looking into the mirror and twisting his brain to work backwards. Talk about getting dizzy!
It was now two in the afternoon and we were barely beyond where we were at eight in the morning. We sat in silence for a moment and I said to Michael, "Wouldn't it be easier to just leave the old probe, drill a small hole and connect the new one?"