Thursday, January 7, 2021

No Man Is An Island

I am writing this on my new computer! I am happy to report that it was 45% off with free shipping. I finally tired of fighting with my old one. I was on the phone with my son as he told me what to do to try to be able to download pictures. It didn't work.

So, I said, "guess I will just have to get a new one" and went to the Dell site and discovered the sale! I was giddy with happiness. I do love a good sale!

You might recall that I got a dishwasher for Christmas. I watched the UPS guy struggling with the box as he unloaded it. I even saw it fall against the truck. Then the giver of great gifts muscled it inside and cleverly hid the lettering of the box, but not the illustration. Upon opening the box, we discovered that it was damaged. 

This was followed by submitting the claim to Amazon and repackaging the dented machine. A new one arrived and the return authorization awaits pick-up. No damage on the new machine. It now sits inconveniently adjacent to the kitchen area. Partially blocking access to the fridge.

Have I used it yet? No. I have decided that I won't use it until I get the "island" built to slide it into. I already have an island of sorts. I put a 30" X 30" top on a small rolling cart. It provides very little storage space. So, in the wee hours of the morning it came to me that an appliance that is only 24" deep and 18" wide would fit nicely in that space. But, does one want to view the back end of the appliance? Not really.

But … if I build some sort of frame that would hold that "top" I made out of reclaimed wood and closed it in, I could roll the appliance into the "island" when not in use. Still awake, I pondered all the extra space under that 30" top. Why not use the extra 12" on the side to hold my cookie sheets or cutting boards? And, lets not forget that 6" on the back. I could easily put a hinged door on the back side that could hold the trash bag holder thing and have a hidden trash can.

With this in mind and knowing that HeWho would be happy to go out and buy the supplies necessary for the build, the actual build could take years to accomplish. I know how HeWho procrastinates operates. So, I refuse to use the dishwasher until the build has been done. He is itching to load the little dishwasher (I shudder at the thought) and hook that bad boy up and hit the start button. If I deny him that particular pleasure, then maybe, just maybe I will get my island.

He reads this, so my devious behavior isn't a secret. He will go one way or the other. He will help me build my island, or he will try to wait me out. I laugh at that particular challenge, because I already know I will win!


Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

My dishwasher stopped workingthe other day, Tim is trying to decide whether to get it repaired or replaced. I hope he decides soon, I am unablr to stand and do dishes any more

Kathy G said...

I'm with you for holding out until you get what you want. If that doesn't work you can always start scrolling through the website of whatever hardware store HeWho shops at and put materials in your cart. Make sure to leave it open so he knows what you're up to, and tell him you'll be buying the items if he doesn't bring them in the house.

(I KNOW you'd be able to put together what you want.)

Joanne Noragon said...

I hope you win...soon.

River said...

Doesn't a dishwasher have to be properly plumbed in with water attachment and drainage? Or is this a portable model with washing machine style hoses and drainage?

Val said...

I anticipate several stories before it's complete. And MAYBE some pictures, since you have a new laptop!

Linda O'Connell said...

You sure do have the ingenius ability to design and devise. Maybe you should have your own show. Use HeWho for humor.