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November 18th, 2016 at 11:09 pm

My dishwasher is full of water and it won't turn on. I had a rather expensive fix about a year ago (?) I'm not going to fix it again. I think it's old. I'm going to get a new one.

But I'm not going to get it right away, unless I find some great Black Friday-type deal. I'm going to wash dishes by hand for a while. After all, it's just me.

It was loaded (I guess I didn't notice the water in the bottom). So I unloaded it and washed all the dishes in the sink and set them out on the kitchen table to dry (on towels).

While I was at it I splashed a bunch of water on the floor, so I mopped the floor. Now I'm exhausted!

Not great timing, since I'm having company tomorrow. I don't think I'll cook dinner after all. And I only have $553 in the slush fund. I wish there were a little more. I haven't made enough money at the museum yet to pay for the car repair, let alone a new dishwasher.

On the good news side, I cashed in enough in MyPoints to get a $25 Amazon gift card. I did this at work and wrote the code down on a pad WITH the note "Amazon" and then left it on my desk which is in a fairly public area! Dumb. I was happy that once I got home I could still retrieve the code from my email and enter it on my Amazon account -- so even if someone tries to use it, it's already claimed.

I'm trying to get ready for my BFF. I did a load of laundry this morning before work. I changed the linens. I prepared my Goodwill donations (since we'll be going there.) I have five bags full. I'm putting things away, but really, she won't care even if it is messy, so I don't know why I'm worried. Tomorrow morning I'll vacuum; that's the big thing.

This morning I told my boss what is going on with my health. I just wanted her to know why I sometimes can't work as long as I said I would, and why I have so many doctor's appointments. She's very young, and she seemed a little freaked, so I had to stress that it's really more like a condition than a disease. I hope it was the right thing to do.

After beautiful weather, it's turning cold tonight. We may even see our first snowflakes. I'm not excited, but it's inevitable.

7 Responses to “Bummer”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    Sorry to hear about the dishwasher. Whirlpool had a number of class action lawsuits directed at it. Have you checked to make sure there hasn't been a recall?

  2. AnotherReader Says:

    Black Friday sales on appliances are in full swing. You should be able to buy a good dishwasher for under $300 plus tax and installation. Would your son be able to help you by installing the new dishwasher?

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I looked up the class action information and was very excited for a minute until I realized it was too late -- by five months -- to submit my claim. I wonder why they keep the forms up when they cannot be submitted?

  4. Joe Says:

    CB - Make sure it isn't something simple like food or debris blocking the drain basket in the tub.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope you can find a simple fix for your dw. Hope you have lots of fun w bff!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about the dishwasher. Hope you can find a simple fix. Did you Google it to see if it is something simple like FrugalTexan said?

    Hope your had a good time with your BFF.

  7. CB in the City Says:

    It is not a simple fix. The sensor board is fried. My son will not be much help in installing a new dishwaser -- he's a great guy, but not particularly handy, and I wouldn't want him to fry himself trying!

    I may put off the purchase until I can get approved for a new credit card with a bonus offer. That would give me $200 or so right off the top.

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