"Hey Mum - it's a HAPPY day!"
My mum understands better than anyone else how happy these pictures make me! Yesterday after a very long 3-year wait I finally had a new dishwasher installed. Why the long wait? Well we all know I love the Hubster dearly, but he is a firm believer in not replacing appliances until they kick the bucket. The old dishwasher came with the house when we moved in and so I was stuck with it. A few months later I found the original paperwork and discovered it was 21 years old then! They made them to last in those days - too long IMHO! It worked fine, although it was incredibly noisy and our kitchen opens into our living room. I hated the darn thing, but it just kept plodding on satisfactorily. My mum on a visit descaled it and really gave it a deep clean, she knew how I felt about it. I hinted to friends that they might feel free to sneakily drop something into the bottom when visiting - but to no avail. So last weekend when the floor was done and my 'favourite' appliance was sticking out like a sore thumb, I marched into Sears and just bought the quietest one in there. It's my new beautiful, sleek, shiny and quiet dishwasher. Guess what though, the Hubster is the one who read the book and fiddled this evening, with many oooh's and aarh's at all the things it does. He just said to me "I'm doing what I can sweetie to fill it up, so you can run it". MEN - sometimes we just need to show them what's best! Our refrigerator now takes over on 26 years and counting...one of these days I may get lucky, surely it can't make 30 years - can it?!