We've moved. You probably guessed that from the post with the picture of the big moving truck, right? We sold our house in Wisconsin, bought a new house, and moved, not necessarily in that order. Since then, we've been busy unpacking and organizing and getting settled.
Along with the new house, we'll have a couple things I never thought I'd have or even really wanted. One is a dishwasher. When we built our house in Wisconsin, I didn't want to give up the cabinet space to have a dishwasher put in. Besides, I had two kids to wash dishes. That didn't exactly work out, but I really never missed having a dishwasher - partly because I really don't mind washing dishes (drying is another thing), and partly because I'd never had a dishwasher, never used one, and therefore couldn't really miss it. Well, here we have a dishwasher. We not only got a dishwasher when we bought the house, but we actually bought a brand-new one and had it installed. We had to buy a refrigerator so we figured while we were at it we'd buy a new stainless dishwasher to go with the rest of the appliances. We gave the one that came with the house to Beth. Along with the washer and dryer.
So now I have a brand-new, shiny stainless steel dishwasher. And I've actually used it. Twice. I'm still not convinced. I suppose it will come in handy when we have company and have lots of dishes to do, but otherwise it just seems ridiculous that it takes over 2 hours to do the same dishes that take me15-20 minutes to just wash. And then, the next morning, when I want to be able to put all the clean dishes away, I find that I have to dry several of them - or at least that's what happened last time I ran the dishwasher. I won't know until tomorrow morning how they turned out this time. Did I mention that I really really don't like to dry dishes?
The other thing I thought I'd never have? A king-size bed. We don't actually have that one yet, but the mattress should be delivered Friday. I hope I don't lose my husband...