Yesterday I had one of those really hectic days leading up to the holiday…. I thought it was going to be a light day but in our industry
When I woke up I started putting my dishes away and realized that they were gross… That meant the filter in my 2007 Whirlpool dishwasher had clogged yet again….It is a slow gradual decline… Then one day the glasses have a white layer of scum on them. I had paid 3 times for the repairman and paid him more then the dishwasher was worth to come and spend 10 minutes with it. On the third time I told him he had to teach me or I would throw out the dishwasher next time…. He really likes my dishwasher and didn’t want me to get rid of it (besides a lady who runs 11 rentals is a good customer). The first time I did it I couldn’t remember everything. I found a cool video that explained how to do it then my son was frustrated with my moaning and helped me…That was 8 months ago…. The same son was home…But he was asleep…I had already tried to just get him to do the job…. My kitchen was so backed up with dishes it wasn’t funny… So I started….I got my computer and started….This time when I got stuck I was a bit threatening…Something about not needing to buy him anything but coal for Chanukah…. Finally my husband got nervous…Here was dishwasher parts spread out over the kitchen floor….He was afraid I would break something…. He told my sleeping beauty that he had to wake up and help his mom….Have I ever told you that fixing things and being a true mathematical genius do not go together…The skills it take to prove and come up with mathematical theorems is not the same skills required for household maintenance.. I am not great but my physical science know how helps a bit….And I watch my repairmen… My youngest son however seems to be a natural engineer… He can fix things… Somebody in the family needs these skills… I have sometimes hired him to work with my handyman so that he could learn more about mechanical things…. He even figured out how to fix my kitchen drawer when it broke.
Well halfway into the repair (once kid was up) I get a call that I have an fully signed offer on my last pending. I need to work and here starts my hectic day of December 20,2011. With my dishwasher in pieces around us…
Josh figures out how to deal with the dishwasher using the video I downloaded and adding a turkey baster to pull up the water from the bottom…. We now have clean glasses and the dishwasher is together….I seem to be writing a book so I will write this blog in parts….We still have real estate, shopping and Chanukah to go….Stay tuned…
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