Okay, it's not THAT exciting, but in trying to be an optimist and look on the bright side of things, I'm going to enjoy our new dishwasher. Our old one finally died on us, and there is just no way I can survive without a dishwasher (yes, I'm being melodramatic). so on Monday night after Allegra's choir concert we headed over to the store to pick one out. It finally arrived on Wednesday, James started installation on Wednesday night, ran into a kink (a leaky fitting on the old supply hose) that stopped the process, and then finished it up last night. I love the stainless with the cabinets and the paint, although our kitchen is really a mutt now, with two stainless appliances and two old white ones. Ah well, frugality before beauty, some times, although we're working hard at saving to get to upgrade/replace stuff in our home. I'm trying not to hate the new dishwasher, as far as usage is concerned. You know how you get a routine down, and you know exactly how to use something and how to maximize space and all that? Well, it takes time, and I'm definitely not there yet with the new dishwasher, so for now it seems SO small (it's not, just a different interior configuration, of course). This too shall pass, and I absolutely am grateful, I promise.