I guess I'll have to reward him in some way - maybe bring some beer home for him? Make his favorite dinner? Clean the bathroom? (Just kidding)
Among the nasty-ish things found in the dishwasher:
- LOTS of calcium/lime/hard water buildup. Ick.
- Fully compacted soap squares in the drainage area of the dishwasher, exactly conforming to the shape of the squares in the drain itself. Eww.
- A stray white string of some sort. ??
- A micro/mini button of the doll variety in a style I have never used in my sewing business, therefore where did it come from? Hunh.
On the negative side, I realized how worn out the poor racks in Ethel-the-Dishwasher are! No wonder my white dishes are now rust colored in various spots.
Purchase a new one? $160 + oversized shipping. Nope.
Buy a secondhand one? None available at this time. Rats.
Purchase some marine grade sealant? In land-locked Idaho Falls? Yeah, right.
Buy the liquid vinyl repair kit? $20+ a pop? That would be a big NO.
Guess we'll continue to limp along with what we've got and had for the last 10 years. I'm not buying new dishes, so I guess I don't need a new rack or repair just yet. (How's that for logic?!) But I did make friends with the appliance repair guy on the phone and he said he'd watch for a good used rack for Ethel.
Good for Me! Good for Ethel! Good for Hubbers' wallet! It's all good.