As I write this blog our tiny, high effeciency dishwasher is washing dishes. Up til this weekend when Don wired up an outlet for it to plug into, it had been serving as a convenient place to hide dirty dishes. Now I feel like we’re really utilizing it to it’s fullest extent.
One thing that the manual does not tell you is how long it takes to do a load of dishes. Damn, these machines take a long time to do dishes. It’s been over an hour already and we’re still halfway between squiggly vertical lines and martini glass. I think the cycle is over when it gets to martini glass. Then again, I thought running bunny meant “go” or “on”. There are three possible choices for a power button: circle with a vertical line at the top, running bunny or the word “plus”. I figured running bunny because it was the only symbol that was actively doing something so that was my logical choice for “on”. Turns out, circle with a vertical line at the top is kind of a universal sign for “power” or “on”. Circle with a vertical line is also how we turn on our laptop. Just noticed that now, again, for the first time. Know where the on button for our dryer is? Next to the word “start”. Our dryer, though new, does not challenge me.
So, yup, still plodding toward martini glass. I wonder if I wouldn’t be at my studio by now if I had pushed the running bunny button (which, it turns out, means rapid cycle) an hour and 15 minutes ago?
I guess that martini glass is more of a wine glass shape. And we’re still not to it.
What to talk about…I’ve been waiting a couple of years for enough health concerns to build up to warrant a trip to the doctor. I’ve had this weird mole on my leg that you can probably see from space that I want to get lopped off. I’m eager to find out if that is the least of my problems. Probably have to wait 6 months for an appointment so there’s no sense in getting too worked up about anything.
The dishwasher is silent now but we’re still not up to wine glass. It’s clicking a little. Boy, the instructions for loading this sucker sure were specific. The machine is only 18″ wide so things have to be just so inside. Hardly any of the dishes in the instructions were shaped like ours so I had to wing it. Pretty much all we have are about 30 pint glasses and a giant skillet. Plates fit in the dishwasher well but we only had a few of those. Spoons and forks are supposed to line up, facing the same way. I jammed a pizza cutter and a spatula in there.
Hey! We’re at wine glass! Everything is nice and clean, even the jammed together stuff! Hooray for the tiny dishwasher! Man, that took a long time. I’m using running bunny cycle for the next one. Thanks for sharing my inaugural load with me!
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