Weekend Wrap Up

It’s nice to get some sleep and relax for a few days…

Lucky appears to be doing better now. The first five days post-chemo were not fun for any of us. He’s now eating as much food as we can get into him and has reverted to the annoying dog that wakes us up at 4 AM to eat breakfast. We hate getting up that early, but it’s a sure sign his health is improving.


I picked up my knitting again last night for the first time in a while. Grad school and life had previously conspired to steal all my energy and knitting was always the first thing to be shuttled. Now that I have a few weeks off from school…still working on the Clapotis for me. I knit one for my mother three years ago, but never got around to working on one for myself. (Sidenote: Hey knitters – has the Clapotis really been out for SEVEN years!? I feel really, really old.)

The other fun thing we’ve been dealing with is a broken dishwasher. We bought our place in 2005. The native one broke in 2007. We replaced it then (we’ll call this “DW A”). A few weeks ago, we started experiencing problems with DW A. It finally stopped working and we had an appliance repair company come out. It was going to cost more to fix it (or so we thought) than replace it.

When it rains…we now need a new dishwasher & L-dog is having an awful day.

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Melissa Coursey Hess

Off to the local home improvement store we went on July 2. Another one was purchased (“DW B”) and scheduled for delivery on July 3. It arrived, DW A was taken away and husband began to install DW B.

Dishwasher is here. Hubs got old one out of space just in time for delivery peeps to take away. Now off to store for electrical tape. Yay!

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After much frustration and cursing… I won’t even get into the shenanigans that ensued as we tried to get DW B to fit into the space.

Dishwasher is too big for the space. Damn.

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Melissa Coursey Hess

So…yesterday, we returned DW B, purchased ANOTHER DISHWASHER (henceforth, “DW C”) and paid for them to install it. DW C will arrive some time next week. In the interim, we’ll be washing dishes by hand…

Old (new) dishwasher returned. Another new one purchased. To be delivered/installed next week. D’oh. #1stworldproblem #Idontwannawashdishes

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Melissa Coursey Hess

We now wish we had just paid for DW A to be fixed.

We also started watching Doctor Who and I introduced husband to Torchwood. There’s been lots of nerding out between bouts of dishwasher frustration.

We both took today off of work since we were originally supposed to be on vacation. No big plans, but we’ll definitely not be going anywhere we don’t have to go.

Watching the Sun Rise

It’s 6:40 AM here. I’ve been awake for two hours. I’ve been working on school for about half of that–someone had to walk the dog, make coffee, and install software on our netbook/TV combo for school. Who would have thought I’d be all adult like this on the weekend!?!

I’m so productive this morning because today I get to be a tourist in my own town. A family member is flying into town this morning and we’re going to do lots of eating, walking around Old Town and Georgetown, and will be taking a monument cruise. I’m super duper excited.

Ok. Back to school. Does anyone want to make a WBS for me?