Sunday, September 23, 2007


As previously mentioned, we've been rather slackers lately but that's not to say we haven't done anything...

Here's a picture of the new dishwasher. Funny story - our old dishwasher didn't die. In fact, it turned out to be fixable... by the person we hired to install the new dishwasher. Let's just say that it involved a hole in an electrical wire cap (not sure if that's the correct terminology) that neither Shawn nor I would've known to look for and the fact that we didn't even check the fuse box after the old dishwasher had it's "episode" implies that yes, we did add another entry into our "Journal of Things Learned." After some discussion, we decided since we had to pay the gentleman that was there to install the new one anyway, we might as well keep it... especially since it's much prettier then our old one. So, now we have a dishwasher for sale if anyone's interested.

This is our fabulous organizational work in the computer, slash Norman's room... a la Ikea! So easy to install and in my opinion, looks great!

Last but not least, this is the latest addition to the bathroom. I purchased this artwork prior to deciding what the bathroom color would be and it just so happened to match perfectly. So, a couple weeks ago I took my $3.99 print, which Shawn nicely removed from the cheap square it was attached to, and had it framed at Michaels during their half-off framing sale. Pretty darn schnazzy for a Wal-Mart buy ay?

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

R. I. P.

Although we've been complete do-it-yourself-and-blog-about-it slackers, one interesting event did happen this past week. Our dishwasher died. Not only did it die, it went out with a bang - literally! Our lights were dimming, there were popping noises and all of a sudden, Shawn saw sparks coming from the bottom right of the front panel. Pretty sure the engine or wiring or whatever electrical power that makes it run... died.

We pulled it out immediately and unplugged it. A couple of hours later we tried to plug it back in to drain the water that was in the bottom but ...nothing. No light, no sound, no power... nothing. So, after we had dirtied every dish in our house, Shawn and I hand-washed (the thought!) everything. Everything! The next day, we went window shopping for a new dishwasher. We found a great deal on a stainless steal model so although we have yet to make the purchase, I'm sure it will happen this week or weekend for sure.

The stainless steal conversion will inevitably follow when additional funds are available but in the meantime, we'll post pictures of the addition when it is up and running. Also - please read this as a warning that you may not want to run your dishwasher when you are not home. I understand this may add a wrinkle to an OCD persons face, but believe me, I was sure glad we were home when the show started... I don't want to think about what would have happened if we weren't...


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