Posts tagged ‘repairs’

October 31, 2015

Cleaning Spilled Laundry Detergent

It’s been a very busy last few weeks, as my Mom passed away quite suddenly and I’m trying to find her will in and amongst her vast files (I think she has every check and financial statement dating back to her marriage to Dad 60 years ago). Needless to say, it’s been a hard, emotional few weeks.

My daughter was visiting us from across the state, because her husband had two job interviews that day. Being a Wednesday, the guys left to do their work or interview thing, while she and I decide what we’ll do to take my mind off my Mom’s passing and the mountain of work to settle her estate (both financially and dealing with her many possessions). I tossed in a load of laundry, and we turned on the TV.

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August 6, 2013

Dishwasher Saga: Part I, The Demise of the Dishwasher

Sometimes there are sagas so incredulous, you just can’t make this stuff up. The saga of my dishwasher is one of them.

It starts with how the dishwasher died.

ImageI loved my little Maytag dishwasher. What a workhorse! When we got it 13 years ago, it was a fully featured, water saving marvel. It had a countdown timer, a pot scrubber option, fully adjustable racks, and a delay start. It was much less noisy than its predecessor, a nondescript machine that failed shortly after we moved into the house. While the shiny, new Maytag was quieter, it still was noisy enough that I used the delay start feature. If I was wide awake at 2am, the gentle sounds of the dishwasher could lull me back to sleep (despite the fact that my bedroom is on the floor above and on the other end of the house).

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