Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Dumb Move
Etc. etc. etc.

How many of you have filled your dishwasher, put the soap in, attached it to the kitchen faucet (we have a portable dishwasher), turned the dishwasher on and left the room?

Well, that's what I did this morning and I was very happy to have made it all the way to the dishes by 10am. Some days one thing after another happens and by the time I make it through my routine to the kitchen it's a lot closer to lunch time than breakfast time. Anyway, when the dishwasher was done I returned to the kitchen to turn the water off. There's no need to be taking up the sink faucet if the dishwasher is just going to dry for a while.

Only, the faucet was already off. I had run the dishwasher without water. You can imagine my great feelings of intelligence. Had I ruined our dishwasher? It was a birthday present to me this year so I wouldn't have to hand wash all of our dishes with three kids running around under foot. I really didn't want to go back to hand washing dishes. I left some messages on msn for Sir telling him what I had done, and decided to re-run the dishwasher -with water this time. None of the soap had been spewed out into the sink, so I figured it was lost somewhere inside the dishwasher and the best way to sort it all out was to let the dishwasher rinse itself in a second wash.

Of course, the dishwasher started on it's water-enhanced wash without any complaints and I waited with my fingers crossed to see what would happen. It's done now, and the dishes inside are clean. It ran as if nothing abnormal had happened. Hopefully I didn't ruin anything this morning, but I guess only time will tell.

So, this boring post was just to express my great relief at probably not having to hand wash my dishes while I can barely reach the sink over my stomach. And I didn't see the need to bore you with a dull picture of my dishwasher.


  1. Sounds like something I am sure has happened before. I wouldn't have even thought about needing to turn the tap on! I hope your dishwasher really is ok and that you can continue to use it!

  2. I think Gramma did that several times with the dishwasher we had in Hawaii, if I remember correctly.

  3. Sounds as frustrating as trying to make coffee before having your morning coffee (fill the pot with water and put it right there on the heat plate, water intact), but thankfully not as schedule muddling as baking a casserole without turning on the oven! :P