Thursday, September 29, 2005

Happy Dishwasher Day

to Jenn & Stew, who pick up their new dishwasher tonight. I get to pick up a truck from Dad and drive it for them so we can pick it up at Sears. Memories of George! Except this will likely be a 1/2 ton.

It's not such a happy dishwasher day for me, however. My dishwasher is still sitting, broken, in my kitchen. I called on Tuesday to schedule a service call, and they can't come until Friday. I've been on a dish rationing system since I heard that. I did do one batch of dishes by hand [shudder] and ended up with water all over me. I hate shallow sinks. When I build my own house, I am getting the deepest sink I can find.

The repair centre called me this morning to tell me they were having problems validating the extended warranty on my washer. Which I had bought with my ex and are in his name, but under my phone number. Oh please don't let me have to get in touch with him about this... he hasn't spoken to me since my birthday last year. So I call the warranty people, and they helped me out and authorized the work [phew]. Crisis averted there.

Work has been INSANE this week, what with my being away last week. I have 3 pages of things that have come up in the last few days that need my attention.

Good news is that I asked my boss for time off on Halloween, so I can spend the day with John while he is here. I also was approved for the week in February I wanted so I can go to California. Now all that's left is getting the ticket, which I should do soon.

My lawn is growing away. Thankfully it's been wet enough that I haven't done too much with the sprinker. I will prob have to put it on this weekend though, supposed to be sunny. I called the landscaper and they recommended we let it go for now. If there are any more heavy rains it will just wash out again. If we let it grow around the washout, at least there will be grass nearby to help hold things together. Sounds like a plan. I also signed up for fertilizer and lime application next month. I will gladly pay someone else to deal with that, it is not that expensive and means I don't have to buy materials/tools.

The continuing saga of the moldy basement

I borrowed the dehumidifier from Jenn & Stew, and my Dad also brought his down from the cottage. They are filling up about every 12h. That is one moist basement I have down there.

I headed to Costco yesterday after I finished work, with a work friend to help lift the dehumidifier I was going to buy. We get there, and all I can find is the demo unit with a price tag on it. It's missing a wheel, and the remote is nowhere to be found. I ask if there are any more, but none until the end of October, nor was there a discount on the floor model. Well, crap. I spent the rest of the evening running around Moncton looking for the same/similar model, thinking Moncton, hub of NB, would have more selection than SJ. No such luck. Every store I went into, when I asked for a dehumidifier, the clerk gave me a look and said I don't know if we have any left. Apparently they are a popular item right now. Home Depot didn't have anything big enough. Canadian Tire in Moncton was helpful, but didn't have the item.

I came home from Moncton and went back online to check how long it would take to get here if I bought it from costco.ca (7-10 business days - too long). I looked again at canadiantire.ca and saw you could check stock in-store. It turns out the exact model I needed was down the street at my friendly neighborhood Canadian Tire West. They got my business this morning by having what I needed in stock, when I needed it. Go West Side! So the nice man took the box out to my car, and it is currently sitting in my car as it is too heavy for me to lift out. Hopefully I can convince Stew & Chris to give me a hand later tonight after dishwasher duty is over.

I may dub this new dehumidifier I bought "R2". It's on wheels, and comes with a remote! I wonder if it will also fill the woodstove for me... hope there's a button on it for that.

9 comments:

canadianicewolf said...

It may have wheels, and it may have a remote and it may even stock the wood stove, but it still is a pain in the arse as long as it isn't self-dumping!!! Talk about getting water all over things!!

Rosyphant said...

Yea Dishwasher. I will be even more excited on Monday when it is installed. I can't wait to dirty *all* of the dishes this weekend... then again, i'm about halfway there already :)

liz said...

Jenn: LOL!!!

T-L: it actually *is* self-draining. That's why I picked this exact model. It has 28.4L capacity so there's no way I can lift that. Might be more than I need, but I didn't want to mess around.

canadianicewolf said...

Wow - Self draining?!?! Where does it go? Do you ahve to have it set up next to a sink at all times?!?! I'm sooo clueless!!

liz said...

It has a hose that you can run over to a drain or sink.

Cyn said...

Dad is coming down here tomorrow (Friday) for the weekend. If you call down here and they have one I can ask him to pick it up to bring back. I'm sure he wouldn't have a problem with that since he will have an emptry truck going back.

Cyn said...

LOL That'll teach me to post from work... sigh... Doh! Read the whole post before replying, Cyn. LOL

scum said...

Thus my conviction that CT West is the best Canadian Tire in town. It has stuff none of the others have. And, it's not one of those huge box affairs. I hate retail warehouses.

Lisa said...

I remember when we got "Luci", our dishwasher. *single tear* It was such a special day...