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Best Buy

September 22, 2019
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New Whirlpool (Oven thermometer on top)

Well it’s been a challenging week. On Monday, we did our weekly grocery shopping. On Tuesday our refrigerator died. So most of the food in the refrigerator was not going to make it past Wednesday.

So on Wednesday, we went shopping for a new refrigerator. The old one was over ten years old. In our mind, not worth fixing.

So our first stop was to Home Depot. Close to our home so seemed like a good place to start. We looked at a few models. We asked the sales person, “When can you deliver?”. Told soonest would be next week. If we wanted to have one of the older floor models could have delivered next day. Nothing there looked like anything that was interesting to us. Delivery issues killed the deal.

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Best Buy Donna

So we left. Only thing that we bought at Home Depot was a bottle of spring water for $2. Next stop was Best Buy in Torrance. The sales person seemed to be more knowledgeable. She explained that there models that were called “counter depth” that had a depth of about 32″. Other models were about 33″ or 34″. We live in a condo with a rather small kitchen. No room for greater than 32″ depth.


Then we had to decide on various configurations. We settled on side by side. Freezer on left, refrigerator on right. Most of the prices were about the same as Home Depot. The model we were looking at was about $1300 (about $1600 when you add in delivery, taxes and water hook up kit).

Paid for it and arranged for Friday morning delivery between 8 AM and 1 PM. On Thursday evening I got text message from Best Buy updating delivery time. Zeroing in on actual time to deliver. They told us between 11 and 1. By noon, we got another text message updating arrival to about 12:15. I flagged down the truck and showed them where to park. I was happy that they kept us apprised of delivery time.

They stripped most of the packing stuff off outside and I proceeded to show them where the elevator was.

Old refrigerator out and new one installed inside about 10-15 minutes including hookup of water for the ice maker. I am one happy Best Buy customer.

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot

February 14, 2016

After the movie last night, we decided to have dinner. There are many good choices in the area around the AMC theater in Torrance. So we decided to try something different.

We decided to try the “Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot“.  So here’s how this works. At each table, there is a hot plate located in the center of the table. On the hot plate is placed a bowl of soup broth.

First thing that one orders (after you order your beer or wine) is the broth. There are three varieties. Normal, Spicy or a bowl with both the normal and spicy separated by a divider (see picture).


We decided to do the libra choice. I wanted the spicy and Paula wanted the bland. Then one chooses the meat, vegetable and/or fish. We decided for a lamb/beef combo and vegetable combo (kale and other green stuff).

So you either order stuff ala carte or pay one “All you can eat” price. We did the ala carte because we weren’t quite sure how filling every thing was going to be.

So here’s how this works. You take a portion of meat or veg and pick it up an drop into the soup. Let it simmer for a bit, then fish it out with either the soup ladle or your chop sticks. Then eat it.

They give you a soup bowl so you can eat or drink some of the soup. The food was tasty and service was good. Somehow, I think this would work better with four or more people. But we were satisfied.

Oh,  by the way, either bring a bib or don’t wear anything that isn’t washable. You will get soup on your shirt.