Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Of Dishwashers...

So, I had one of those major "WTF?!?!!" moments yesterday. Here's how it went.

My kitchen is a huge mess. I have lots and lots of dishes, but I hate to wash dishes, so I don't do it as much as I should. This creates a bit problem. Dishes everywhere and the bigger the mess, the less likely it becomes that I'll clean it up. This is a vicious cycle. It's the way things always are. When I get it cleaned up all the way, I can't seem to keep it that way because, well, I hate to wash dishes.

I have a dishwasher, but it died last December. Like, dead. When I tried to turn it on the lights would just blink at me. Nothing worked. I looked it up online and tried the "reset" they suggested, to no avail. Nothing worked and my dishwasher--which had always been a bit of a piece of crap, if we're being honest--became a really big dish drainer. Okay, it sucked, but at least I could dry and/or hide lots of clean dishes at once. Fine, whatever.

Then, a few days ago, we had a power out. It was so brief that we wouldn't have known it had happened if everything wasn't blinking. Of course, we were sleeping--since we sleep during the day like creepers--so it could have been an epic power outage and we wouldn't really know. Anyway, I pushed the clear button on the front of the dishwasher to stop the lights from flashing and the stupid thing reset. I pushed the damn power button to get it to start and it actually came on. My dead dishwasher started to wash.

Yes, at this moment I was like... seriously?!

Then I was happy, because having a working dishwasher is sort of the answer to my messy, messy problems, but only for a minute. So, I ran it to clean it out (which really didn't do much, need to get dishwasher cleaner) and when that finished I ran a load of dishes. It worked, through two loads. Now, I just need to figure out if it will keep working.

Fingers crossed. Because, seriously, I'm a bit lazy about cleaning house. Martha Stewart, I am not. Yeah, um, okay. Back to dishes.