Thursday, March 02, 2006

Dishwasher Saga Continues


Thank you to everyone for the advice. I am very happy my dishwasher is ordered. But but whimpers its not going to be here until Tuesday and then I have to set up installation.

Well this does not make me happy considering I have a full dishwasher of dirty dishes and now a sink full soaking. Well I started washing the dishes last night. Okay Okay stop laughing waits while I wait for the laughter from the peanut gallery to quiet down a bit.

Well number one I have no idea how to wash dishes and I am sure there must be an easier way than I did it. I think I used way too much soap because I had bubbles floating in the air and overflowing the two sinks.Not only was I feeling very sorry for myself because I did not have time to blog, chat or anything. My daughter stood there watching me wash the dishes.

She said is that how they washed dishes in the old days?

Me: I have no clue I have never washed dishes before.

Daughter: Well how about back when you were a kid in the old days? (When the hell did I live in the old days? mental note smack daughter)

Me: Sweetheart I have no idea we had a dishwasher back in the caveman days when I was growing up.

Daughter: How about when Grammie (my mom) was a little girl?

Me: Honey, if you are so interested in dishwashing please be my guest.

Hmmmmm with that she disappeared. Wonders if it was something I said???

Well after I was finished with the dishes, I was looking for sympathy from my husband so I went into my best drama queen sigh. Whimpered to my husband in a shirt that was soaked with bubbles and water.

Now instead of sympathy which I was expecting I received comedy. My husband thought this was hysterical. He proceeded to tell me if I lived back during Little House on the Prairie times he would have had to leave me out for the vultures because I would not have been of any use to him or the farm. Pfffftttttt.... He makes mention of Little House on the Praire because I watch it every morning and he thinks it is funny because of how very domestic I am. LAUGHSSSS

Well enough whining and pimping for sympathy. I know there are people with real problems so please no hate mail. I am just writing about what is happening in my world!

18 Comments:

At 3/02/2006, Blogger alan said...

Our first was a used Kenmore portable I bought from a Navy chief who was being transferred (I think he felt sorry for my wife being stuck with a newborn and I). When she "got out" after she had him, we moved back here and it ran for 3 or 4 more years. There was a day when we ran out of dishwasher soap, and for some reason I thought I could just use the liquid we used for the sink dishes. I didn't use a lot...

About 10 minutes after I started it I heard a funny noise from the kitchen (wish I had a picture). There were bubbles rising from the little door in the top that the hose retracted into, there were bubbles covering the cutting board top, bubbles filling the sink, bubbles coming out from under it...I wheeled and carried it through our bedroom (not carpeted yet, thank goodness) and down the 3 steps to the back door, and set it on the patio. Then I cleaned up the mess in the kitchen, went out and opened the door and used the garden hose to hose it out and dilute the soap...

My boys (eleven and a half months apart) were no more than 4 or 5 at the time and laughing hysterically the whole time...

My wife did the same when she came home and I tried for sympathy...

:o)

alan

 
At 3/02/2006, Blogger cherish said...

Alan: Thank you for returning!! Well I am laughing out loud here! I did that one time when I was first married. I remember the bubbles were pouring out everywhere. I called my mom hysterical crying and she said consider it a lesson learned. At one time in most people's lives they have tried to add regular dishwashing soap to a dishwasher. She said clean it up it will be fine. Well heck I had to run the thing three times to get all the bubbles out. What a mess, ugghhh!! That was 18 years ago.

 
At 3/02/2006, Blogger :phil: said...

Funny story Cherish. Sorry you are still w/o a dishwasher. I survived for 45 years w/o one

 
At 3/02/2006, Blogger Tim ID said...

You young people today. Why when I was a kid I had to wash dishes barefoot in the snow. But that was only when we could afford dishes. Hope you can survive until the new dishwasher survives. At least you have light bulbs. :)

 
At 3/02/2006, Anonymous xmichra said...

I Can't believe you have never done dishes maually before!!! Bwwahhhaaaaa!!
I have always done them 'the old fashion way'. Now that I have a dishwasher, I generally only use it for really big loads, like at Christmas dinner and whatnot.

But seriously funny your story here!

 
At 3/02/2006, Blogger Jim C said...

Wait a minute, wait a minute....
are those violins I hear playing in the background????

What you need is Sven the handy dishwashing masseuse...just think of the benefits...

 
At 3/02/2006, Blogger Sonya said...

Washing dishes by hands sucks! I feel for you. Look at the bright side. You can get those soft Palmolive hands they talk about on the commercial.

 
At 3/02/2006, Blogger Top cat said...

cherish...this is such a great post.
I'm still laughing at your comments, this was hysterical.
Very well written, if and when I ever need a comedy writer to join my team I want you there..will you?

Also I thought you looked very hot in your green skirt sitting on the floor...that IS you right?

great news on the dishwasher, again, great post.

tc

 
At 3/02/2006, Blogger cherish said...

Phil: hehe Hey I have all the dishes from today soaking for easy cleaning tomorrow. My husband told me to buy a glass washer thingy because I am so clumsy he is afraid I will break a glass and cut my hand. Then he may have to wash the dishes.

Tim: LMAO!! You are so funny!!!

Xmichra: You are even crazier than I first thought, hehe. I would run the dishwasher if I had one dish to be cleaned. LAUGHING... Very Kinky washing dishes when you have a dishwasher.

Jim: I so NEED Sven!!!! Wonders why you are the only one who heard the violins, hmmmm? Superhuman ears?

Sonya: I better have purdy hands when I am done! Right now they are pruny and wrinkly when I am done.

TC: Of course that was me in the green skirt!!! Call me anytime you need a comedian, I am there for you babe!!

 
At 3/02/2006, Blogger Underachiever said...

Styrofoam plates my dear...styrofoam plates.

Or just get a troth. It's easier to clean.

Undr(I have a few science experiments growing in my sink)

 
At 3/03/2006, Blogger LocuTus of Borg said...

cherish you are so funny! You mean you have never done dishes before?!? What about the pots and pans. Same thing, just the dishes are smaller haha. I would come wash your dishes for you ;)

The new site set-up is nice, but it is hard to see some of the text because the color blends in like the comment line.

 
At 3/03/2006, Blogger cherish said...

LoB: Will you wash them naked? GRINZ... Hey that would be a great HNT. LoB washing cherish's dishes!! Works for me!! Hubba hubba...

I have no clue what to do about the color blends. I do not know how to change them. When I look at them it looks fine. Maybe you can help me fix the colors. Naked! LAUGHS Okay I am sorry it is Friday, I am off work and wound up. chuckles!!

 
At 3/03/2006, Blogger cherish said...

Undr: We have been using lots of plastic cups and plates and eating out lots!! The dishes were in the dishwasher when it broke!

LOL @ Troth!!!

 
At 3/03/2006, Blogger Top cat said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new blog look..
AWESOME...
Tc

 
At 3/03/2006, Blogger The Michael said...

OMG! Look, hun, it's a simple application of applied physics. You put dirty dishes in mildly soaped, but very hot water. As soon as hot water is bearable to put hands in, take scrungy green thing and apply elbow grease to dishes. Rinse with warm water then put in dryng rack. OR, you could just go out and eat every meal in a restaurant. There, they have highly trained personel with degrees in dishwashing to attend to that ugly chore for you.

Sorry I was away for so long.....I'd forgotten just how funny your posts could be. That WAS a tounge in cheek post, right? PLEASE tell me that was tongue in cheek.

OH, and Tim, you're right! Back in OUR day we washed slabs of wood with sand and rinsed them with snow in blizzards, barefoot, on an incline, IF we could kill something to cook to get those rough slabs of wood dirty enough to clean.

 
At 3/03/2006, Blogger cherish said...

TC: Thank you very much

Michael: Welcome back! I am so very happy that you came back. Well unfortunately that is really how it happened. Sometimes life is funnier than fiction, hehe. And the conversation with my daughter verbatim. My husband is having way too much fun with this!!! He will be washing the dishes if he does not watch his Ps and Qs. We have been eating dinner out every night so less dishes. But there are still dishes; whats up with that?

 
At 3/03/2006, Blogger Tim ID said...

the michael, you mean you could afford slabs of wood?

 
At 3/03/2006, Blogger cherish said...

Tim: I knew Michael grew up in the lap of luxury ~winks~

 

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