Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Dishwashers and Stuff
I got my new dishwasher today. Since my birthday is almost
here, I guess you could say Happy Birthday to me. It is a nice dishwasher
it smells nice and clean, sort of like a new car smell.
I thought I would tell you the story of all of the things that happened today.
The dishwasher delivery man told me on Friday that the dishwasher
would be in either Tuesday or Wednesday. I of course hoped it would
get here on Tuesday but it didn't. He called on Wednesday morning.
To say I was on the edge of my seat would be an understatement.
I got up this morning feeling like it was Christmas.
I have bought all of my appliances from this man and his family for 30 years
My family and my husband's family have bought theirs as well. So we kind
of go back a long ways.
Today when he got here I answered the door and Sasha the dog is always
very polite and well mannered, well except when it is babies and she wants
to kiss everyone. When the man got here she stood in the door with the hair
raised on her back, growling and not moving from in front of the door.
He stepped back and I grabbed her collar and took her to my bedroom and
shut the door.
He went in the kitchen to take the old dishwasher out. I stood there and he pulled
it out and set it to the side. He went out to get the new dishwasher and I thought,
" I can get a wet rag and I can clean all underneath the old dishwasher and it will be all
nice and clean."
I got the rag went and started wiping and not really noticing that he had disconnected
the water and that water is now running out from under my sink onto the floor.
I grabbed some dish rags and started trying to stop the water that was running out from under
the sink. I was trying to hurry because after all of this time I know he goes back and tells
people about this nutty lady who makes him wait while she cleans everything.
He came in as I was trying to get the floor all mopped in front of the sink because of the water.
He doesn't say much but patiently waits. I get finished and he puts the new dishwasher
in the place where the old one was and then he takes the old dishwasher to the
door, which he tells me that I must have had something eating the insulation on the
old dishwasher because as he drags it out it is leaving a trail of fuzzy stuff that looks
like I shaved a cat. The dishwasher must have had water in it as it
mixes with the cat hair looking junk. I grab more dish rags and start trying to clean
My dryer is only two years old and the whole time I have had it it has had this
squeak. It sounds like a bird that never shuts up and I can hear it all over the house.
My normal repairman told me it was all in my head. I had told this guy and he said
he would look at it. So he took my dryer apart and it was full of lint. I asked if I could
vacuum it out and he just smiled and said okay. This is the vacuum that the handle won't
stay up so I am very careful about not letting him see how the handle doesn't work.
I put the hose on it to clean up the lint and the first suck of the hose plugs up the
vacuum. I get a wire coat hanger and try that, I get a chopstick and try that, I
got the screwdriver and tried that and I just resorted to cleaning up the lint with my hands.
I never did get the thing unplugged so I will need to go see the repairman with my vacuum.
The back door was open and there was a nice breeze so it blew the chewed up insulation
all over the place. All of the dish towels in the drawer were dirty so I had to do a load
of wet laundry and thankfully the upright part of the vacuum worked so I was able to
get it all cleaned.
The dish washer works nice and I am very thankful for it. I can't wait to cook
lots and lots.
I just thought I would let you know how my day went today.