Hmm. It doesn’t look like 2008 is going to be any better for my appliances than 2007 was. Last year both the fridge and the oven gave up the ghost, now my dishwasher has gone on the fritz.
This dishwasher is only 5 years old – we bought it brand new and installed it when we bought the house. The water’s going in, the little doors to the soap container are opening, but something’s not happening properly as the dishes aren’t getting clean. Gizmo Guy has promised to look at it on the weekend but memories of him taking the stove apart and not being able to get it back together are hard to forget. So I am not holding out much hope – I guess I’m going to have to call in a repairman. If I think that will be cheaper than buying a new machine, anyway.
For those who wash their dishes by hand, I am not and never have been among your number. In fact Gizmo Guy’s and my first fight when we were married was over dishes – and him not helping me do them. I went on strike and said I was not going to wash dishes that he’d helped make dirty. He bought me a dishwasher a couple of days later when he realized I was serious and the sink was filling up. My mother-in-law used to have a dishwasher – she’d wash her dishes in the sink first and then run them through the dishwasher. I never did understand that. But for me? With a houseful of men who take a new glass each time they want a drink – and they go through dozens a day – a dishwasher – especially with a sanitize option is the only way to go. I don’t mind doing laundry – in fact I enjoy it, vacuuming is mindless enough, but washing dirty dishes? Yuck!
What chores do you abhor? Or are you one of those people that drive me nuts because they love housework?