What l'm about to tell you is crazy. I know it is, there is no reasonable explanation why l waited other then fear.
I finally had a friend turn on my propane fridge. Crazy hunh? I had been without a fridge since l haven't been hooked up at campgrounds, so that is since May. I got by, ate food that didn't need to be refrigerated, and ate out cheaply.
As of yesterday, my fridge is working and chilling up a storm, thereby l can stop eating out and cook most of my food.
Why did l wait? It really is a fear of propane. I think l mentioned about my experience with propane when l was in my early 20's. Obviously it wasn't a good experience and it has colored my propane experiences since then.
What happened? My friend and l had a landscaping business and with that business we had bought a old city owned propane fired van. One day we had stored the propane van inside our storage unit, the next day we came back and went in the storage unit. My friend plugged something in an electrical socket, which caused a spark and ignited the propane that had leaked on the floor of the unit.
The fireball shot across the floor, l could see the flames fly pass my running shoes, melting my laces, burning my eyebrows and lashes (just like a flash from a BBQ). My friend got the worst of it and burned a portion of his face (it healed without scar because it was propane and not gasoline - gasoline boils, propane is a 'gas' and once gone source of fuel is gone - causing less damage). The building burnt down, and we were in court for 10 years.
So, l have been a bit leery of propane since. Then of course l read about TravellingMan's (I tried linking the blog "we are experiencing technical difficulties" but it didn't work - so search for that article to read his story) experience with his fridge and it solidified my hesitancy to turn the damn thing on.
I figured it was time to conquer the fear, and l really wanted cold food - lol
So now Fiona has a working fridge and l have a place to store my cheese.