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dishwasher blues

My dishwasher has been leaking all week. This happened once before and it was caused by the dishwasher being out of level. Unfortunately, that is not the case this time. Brian pulled the dishwasher out from under the cabinets and there’s an important-looking part that’s leaking underneath the dishwasher. When I say important, it’s like the motor or something.

So, we had to call the repair guy. We waited all day for him to call back and he called to say that he can’t come until Monday morning. Good thing I work at home that day. What do people with real jobs do when the repair guy has to come–take a vacation day? Anyway, I’m not thrilled about all of this because I’m going to be without a dishwasher for who knows how long. I’d put money on the fact that he’s going to have to order a part for it, so that’ll probably push the fix back until after Christmas.

I guess part of the reason I’m so bummed out about this is that we generally fix everything ourselves. What’s next–hiring someone to remodel our bathroom? *gasp* The second reason is that I cook A LOT. The dishwasher is run every day. There are some days the dishwasher gets run two or three times.

Brian, being the sweetheart that he is, washed all of the dirty dishes that had been piling up in the kitchen. Will this be a regular occurrence until the dishwasher is back in order? Time will tell.

It’s not like I always had a dishwasher to do my dishes. My mom always had one, but after I moved out, I didn’t have one until we remodeled our kitchen in 2000. But, I’m afraid four years of not having to wash dishes has spoiled me and I’m going to be lamenting the fact that it is broken until I no longer have to wash dishes by hand anymore.