Home Ownership Lesson #9

Buying a new dishwasher is kind of like having a baby. Once you get the new one you conveniently forget the pain (cost) of getting it.

It was a lovely Tuesday afternoon, sometime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., when the Sears installers arrived. They promptly pulled out the old, gross, and mineral encrusted dishwasher. As they did, installer #1 let me know that they did not include the mandatory “install kit” with my order. Um, okay. I looked at him, with what must have been a face of panic, because he responded “don’t worry we keep them in the van.” Super. Oh, but it’ll be $15.00. Of course. Fine. What’s $15.00. Then they carried in my brand new shiny Kenmore Elite dishwasher. A beacon of freedom from using the same three dishes and one cup over and over again and soapy water.

I wrote installer #1 a check, to him (which was odd), signed the installation form and said farewell to the fellas. Note: they were very good, clean, respectful. Then I had a moment with my new equipment.

It is a beautiful thing and its arrival could not be better with Thanksgiving next week. As I gazed at the shiny stainless front, new adjustable racks, stemware holders, and removable silverware tray the thoughts of the cost of such a luxury slipped away.

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance. —Erma Bombeck

3 thoughts on “Home Ownership Lesson #9

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  2. Good luck with Sears. I purchased their Elite fridge and double ovens and will never purchase another Sears appliance ever again. The service department is deplorable, keeping you waiting all day many days if there is more than one appliance to deal with. Duh! I bought a Bosch dishwasher when the State was giving rebates and hate the thing! Other than being silent, the shortest wash is 110 minutes and the interior dish slots are designed for cups and saucers! Who in the US uses dozens of cups and saucers?? Kitchen Aid is the way to go in future. Beware consumers, appliance designers should all be lined up and shot!

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