Mother's memorial service was Tuesday afternoon, which, with morning shopping for perishables, then preparation, setup, the event itself, and cleanup, made for quite a long and busy day.
Wednesday was supposed to have been productive time, but I wasn't awake enough to accomplish anything.
Thursday, with refrigerator delivery scheduled for sometime between 0900 and 1100, 'twas off to the store earlyish for a couple of bags of ice, then putting jumbo zipper-bags of salted ice into coolers along with the refrigerator and freezer contents that seemed worth keeping - and disposing of "frozen" stuff that had gone overly squishy and some of the mystery items from the back of the refrigerator.
Around 1005, right in the middle of the delivery window, a pair of efficient workmen showed up and spent 15 minutes doing "out with the bad refrigerator; in with the good refrigerator."
Then, after confirming that the new appliance was indeed beginning to cool itself down, I took much of the surfeit of store-boughten ice and put it in large pans, with salt, in the refrigerator and freezing compartment, to help things along. A while later, move everything back into its proper places.
Meanwhile, on the work front: while I haven't heard anything lately from ToasterCo, the little project for the medical-device startup needs to be at least buttoned up and presentable by Monday (this shouldn't be a problem), the new hardware for the Italian job just came in (I picked it up in the afternoon; it passed its smoke test, but I need to make a special cable for it, and it looks like a couple of patch wires are needed), and the Russian venture is trying to come back to life, so I need to find time today for a phone call to discuss status and whatnot.
... In addition to which, I seem to be fighting a virus of some sort. Could be something I picked up at the memorial, except that I've been having low-grade fevery-cruddy symptoms for a few days now, and it's just gotten worse lately. Not sure if I'll get out for walkies this morning, or if I'll skip that and go directly to post-walkies shopping.