Thursday, September 18, 2014
Well, There You Have It
Our dishwasher died. I knew it was only a matter of time. It always seemed to be working hard and making odd sounds. I am really surprised that it lasted almost a whole year, since we use the dishwasher every day, always more than one load a day, too. When we bought the house, we knew the old dishwasher was going to get a workout, and it might not be up to the challenge given that it was not a top of the line model.
So now begins our journey into hand washing dishes. The kids have never had to do such a thing. My husband never had a dishwasher growing up. I had 3 years without one as a young girl who was old enough to wash dishes, which made quite an impression, as in I did not enjoy the chore!
A working dishwasher is certainly a luxury, and eventually we will get it either fixed or replaced, but not for awhile. We have other goals at the moment. Until then, I will relive my girlhood, one dish at a time! Perhaps I will daydream that I am washing up in my old farmhouse, as surely it will not have such a modern convenience. And, my kids will get a chance to try a new chore while having a happy heart, like their mom.
UPDATE: Jeff got it to work, but it is on light duty. Not sure it is 100%.