Thursday, May 28, 2009

next generation dishwasher model

Mom's Rule # 493 Put your dishes in the sink and I will wash them.
Mom's Rule # 494 Leave them on the table and you will wash them.
Our cabin was built without a dishwasher and we have decided to try living without one for 365 days before we make the decision of whether we will invest in buying one. Frequent breaking of Rule #494 has allowed me to spend time working on a bit more hand quilting. Oh the joys of being the rule maker!

9 comments:

Nadine said...

Absolutely ! I told you that living without any dishwasher has compensations, HeeHee.....
NEVER had one (so I can't miss it), and most of our big family projects were discussed while washing the dishes. I just love putting my hands in warm water, with some sweet dish soap added. It's not a chore at all to me, jst a nice way to forecast the next menu, for instance.....

OK, I'll stop talking, and talking again.... just sending you one of my best BBH and a huuuuge smile, dear !

(THANKS for your comment on my blog ;>)

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Christine said...

Great rule! We have a dishwasher but just don't use it. It combined with our well water just made for cloudy dishes. I figured I would replace it when the time was right but it's been three years now. I don't think I need one.

Milah said...

I don't really miss my dishwasher. I never liked the water spots on my dishes when I had one.

I like that quilt your working on. Is it a wall hanging?

BUMBLE BEANS said...

LOVE LOVE love it. My daughter WANTS to wash the dishes... how did that happen? if I could just get her to put her clothes in the hamper instead of beside it on the floor...

Loralynn said...

Love it! When I was growing up...I WAS the automatic dishwasher! Didn't hurt me a bit!

Judy said...

You know I thought not having a dishwasher was awful when I first got married almost 28 years ago. Then about 3 years ago ours started acting up and not getting all the soap off the dishes, so I'd have to unload it right into the sink and re-wash them all by hand. I used that dishwasher cleaner stuff and it fixed the dishwasher but I never went back to using it!! It's been over 3 years and every night I make up a big sink of soapy water and wash the dishes for the day and dinnertime. Takes only 10 minutes and they are done. I never thought years ago I could go without one...but now..no biggie.

Terry said...

That looks like the same model of dishwasher that we have! LOL Emily asked one day why we didn't have a dishwasher and I told her we have three of them...and they each come with two hands! :0)

Sheila said...

My "dishwashers" have busy schedules now, so I am afraid I am the dishwasher in our home.....and since we are always feeding the multitudes....I am very thankful for my electric dishwasher! But I am pleased to see your hard worker in the photos. :)
I wanted to let you know there is an amazing quilt shop in Perham, MN called Bay Window Quilts.....not sure where in Wisconsin you reside.

PatchworkRose said...

We chose not to have a dishwasher. The two sons have two designated nights a week dishwashing roster (they need to learn the Art don't they) and we do the rest. At first they thought if there were a few breakages they would get out of it but discovered very soon that that was not going to work. BTW they are now 16 and 18 and have been doing it so long now that it is a given chore. BTW they also change their beds and do their own ironing. Teaching them how to be independant ;-)
Have a great Day all
Lynne