Over the weekend, I whined and cajoled enough that Tim finally couldn't take it any more.
"I wish I had ice for my water" or "I'd make a smoothie but we don't have any ice".
For a while I have been using ice trays that made Space Invader shaped ice cubes, and they were cool and all, but they took a lot of work. So I just gave up and started whining.
And now its all paid off handsomely!
Tim installed an ice-maker in the freezer over the weekend! wahoo! Now I have ice any time I want it! And that makes me happy.
It seems like a lot of work and since we just live in an apartment with a view, I always assumed an ice-maker was something we would just have to live without. But not Timmy!
We bought the ice-maker at Lowes for our particular kind of fridge. Then we needed some plastic tubing to move the water all the way around the kitchen from the sink to the refrigerator. I also made him include a filter which wasn't so cheap, but completely necessary (have you tried the water in Gresham?). The total in parts was around $100 for the whole thing.
Of course, being the man that he is, Tim used it as a reason to buy new tools, so the total was considerably more than $100. I'm not saying much, but the new drill and under the counter work light match…
We picked up the supplies and began the project around dinner time, and by midnight we had our first sounds of ice dumping into the supplied ice tray!
I love my ice. I recommend installing an ice maker to everyone. It's easier than it looks (especially if you have a Timmy) and it's well worth it!