The Setup

July 25, 2011


For the past week or so we’ve been in the process of ‘transitioning dishwashers’. That fancy talkin’ means we bought a new dishwasher, tore the old one out, and have left the new dishwasher sitting in the middle of the kitchen until we get around to installing it.

In the meantime, I’ve been doing dishes by hand. This is a bit of a novelty since I actually have a cool dish drainer from IKEA that I hardly ever get to use. Usually it hangs on a nail in the basement, but this week it has been called to duty.

I own one spatula.  That's probably going to be a future post sometime.

Put an ugly stained cookie sheet underneath the drainer to catch water and we are good to go. (My mom has one of those absorb-y mats and loves it.)

We could live like this for weeks, and probably will.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “The Setup”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Washing by hand? It’s like you’re living in pioneer times. Remember that one episode of “Little House on the Prarie” when Ma had to wash dishes by hand because Pa lost his job at the mill and they couldn’t afford a new dishwasher?


    • Mark Said on:

      It’s responses such as this that make me wish WordPress had invented the ‘Like’ button. Only someone who knows my sister so well would find a way to incorporate Little House on the Prairie in their response. Well played, Brad. Well played.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    I’ve been living in disarray for about 2 weeks now because I started the dreadful job of painting in my house. In some ways it’s nice though because I have a good excuse reason for why everything is such a mess & I get the most sympathetic responses from people.


    • Beth Said on:

      I wish I lived there and could come help you paint. I love painting. Love.
      In fact if I lived there, I’d sneak into your house while you were at work and finish it all up for you.


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