I fixed my dishwasher yesterday!
About four months ago my dishwasher flooded the kitchen and left a pool of water in the basement. Initially I was going to have someone look at it, then thought about it being ten years old and did I want to put money into it and perhaps find out it wasn't worth trying to fix, if it wasn't a clog. I also don't like this dishwasher all that much. I know, it's a dishwasher, but.... anyway. So, I hand washed dishes and looked up new dishwashers and had a price shock. Then...the refrigerator quit on us, causing an appliance expense I wasn't anticipating. So, I washed dishes by hand. I had a couple of rough days this week and didn't keep up dishwashing duty. Yesterday I came out of my fog and saw the entire island covered in dirty dinnerware and cutlery. Lots of glassware and cups. It spilled into the sink and onto the stainless steel prep table. The stove top was full of pots and pans. The enormity of what was in front of me compelled me to get down on the floor, dismantle the inner workings of a dishwasher, clean the filter, reassemble and do a test run with rinse only. It worked! I gratefully loaded that thing up and pressed start, then stayed in the kitchen just incase it was pulling my leg. Success!
My back protested loudly, but it seemed a small price to pay for getting my hands out of dishwater and once again having a counter free of dishes. Without a place to put used dishes they pile up on the counter pretty darn fast, especially when you eat three meals a day at home. I'm quite pleased with myself!
On another note; it rained early this morning, big thunderous rain. We are terribly dry, brown grass dry. I don't know how much we got, not enough to leave puddles in the driveway, but enough to make everything wet. Unfortunately it will be 90 and very humid, without a breeze. The horses, nor I, enjoy that.
I'll leave you with some roses.