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.


  1. That is amazing! Maybe this is all part of some grand scheme to make you appreciate your dishwasher. :-D

  2. LOL. It's actually making me quite annoyed that I couldn't find a way to make it work much, much sooner than this. Also, as long as it has just been sitting there. Took like vinegar twice and two different kinds of dishwasher cleaner to get the thing back to running order. Still, I'm grateful that it's working, whatever the reason!