Posts tagged ‘Disappointment’

Jan 11, 2016

DIY Wine Cellar

Just before the new year I may have purchased half a dozen red wines, with Brandon’s blessing. There was no way we’d finish 6 bottles of wine is one go, thus a storage solution was required! We couldn’t afford a wine storage cabinet seeing as they were $200+ so we planned to repurpose the mini fridge we were using when we first moved in. Excuse the mess, as you can see I tried unsuccessfully to blur it out hehe.


PC Mini Fridge (soon to be wine storage)

Fast forward to last week the Digital Refrigerator Thermostat finally arrived after a month of waitng, only for us to find out that it was the wrong one. The one we received only controls heat, we needed a cooling one =(. So now we have to refund it. On a happy note the seller is happy for us to refund it, so we’ll sort all that out first before we buy the correct one. So close, yet so far =(. Will update on our progress when we finally have it up and running. I was super sad last night lying on the floor feeling sorry for myself haha, but now my resolve has returned! This wine storge cabinet will work!

This is the highest temp we could get the fridge to without the thermostat, it’s the one that says outdoor temp. We’ve also got to make sure the humidity is in the right levels too, but first things first, temperature control!


Current Mini Fridge Temperature 7.1°C

We need to get the temperature down to 14°C, which isn’t possible in our current state =(. I hope the wine can survive a few more weeks of heat.

Oh I should probably explain how the thermostat is supposed to work, basically you put the sensor attached the the thermostat into the fridge, plug the thermostat into the powerpoint and then the fridge into the thermostat. You then set the ideal temperature for you environment and when the temperature is in a range +/-1°C outside your set range it will either turn the fridge on or off. The one we got would only turn the appliance on if the temperature dropped below the set temperature, which for us would have made things colder.

Till next time,
Helen ♥

P.S. We’re using the Aqua Systems Wireless Weather Station to gauge the temperature of the fridge in the above picture, there’s two pieces to the unit, the above digital read out and a smaller transmitter that also has the temperature and humidity displayed, so far it’s pretty good and you can apparently connect more units (up to 3) and display their temperatures in the main unit, we haven’t tried that yet, with our budget and all, but I’ve found a few on ebay that look similar and cheap. So we’ll maybe give it a whirl next year, it would’ve be nice to display the real outdoor temperature and humidity once in a while =P.

P.P.S. I’m updating this whilst in bed and Brandon just sleep stole my sheet =.=”””.

Jan 18, 2013

Late As Usual

I find it so disappointing that the only time I find the time to blog when I’m unhappy =(.

Helen ♥

Aug 29, 2011


Gahhh so frustrated.
These past few days have been annoying.
It’s just been a collection of diasppointments, frustration and time wasting.
It’s people. It’s the bank. It’s me. It’s mainly me.
Damnnit, why am I so de-motivated, so unfocused, so indecisive, always late, such a damn disappointment.

I’m sorry, just pissed off at myself.

I haven’t posted a picture in a while, here’s one, if only these ATM reciepts were cash an not an indication of how much I’ve spent over the past 3 or so years =.=””””.

If Only

If Only

Helen ♥

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