Monday, March 8, 2010

miscellany Monday

I've been knitting up a storm but since it's super duper top secret, I can't show it to you until it reaches the birthday girl. No teasers either because she'll be able to guess what I'm making her.

Isn't this a wonderful sight?

After a full month of hand washing dishes, my dishwasher is fully functional (sounds dirty doesn't it?) Hubby put it all back together on Sat while I was at work but he was too chicken to turn it on. So I flipped the breaker and hit the rinse button Sun morning. It did fine rinsing but sounded horrible when it drained. I did a quick search online and it turns out that another part was broken, too. We didn't look at the diagram when we took it apart so we didn't know. But when hubby put it together using the diagram, he should've figured out that "#13 upper discharge assembly" is a single piece. In his defense, he was sick and probably high on cold medication. So I picked up the part this morning and hubby popped it in and voila! It works - no leaks! Hopefully, the dishwasher will last another 10 years. Fingers crossed!

We had a special visitor this weekend. CraftyCupcake came up for a quick visit. Gladys and I met up with her and Janice for Chinese food. Don't we look like triplets? She made us those lovely gold medals. And she let me pet her Wollmeise Molly sweater (the yarn base is no longer available which makes this garment extra special).

So hubby has the snifoos... I've been sleeping in the guest bed the last 2 nights. He's been sleeping propped up to help his sinuses drain. I popped into Costco yesterday to get more cold meds and stock up on 3ply tissues with lotion.

Ricky sez, "My nose is wet. Can I have a tissue?"


Chris said...

Hope your hubby feels better soon!

And I'm glad to hear that you didn't have to wait for yet another part to get the dishwasher going!

PurlingPirate said...

Seriously??? Not even a teeny tiny teensy weensy hint??? PLEEEEEASE!!!!

Dishwashers are a godsend. So are washing machines.

Your hubby is in good company, Squid and I have gone through 2 boxes of tissue this week! And he woke up with a bloody nose again this morning. He walked in and looked like Carrie after the prom.
I'm ready to sacrifice small animals for some good health.

Cupcake said...

OMG I love the picture of the three of us, we totally look related, too funny. It was great to have dinner with you guys. Just last night Janice and I were talking about how awesome the meal was and super sweet the two of you are, can't wait to come up to visit again.

Bea said...

You guys do look related! Wow. Sorry your husband hasn't been feeling well. Hopefully he'll bounce back soon! Congrats on the dishwasher too.

Batty said...

Fully functional dishwasher! YAY!