September 28, 2010

A Dishwasher = A Happy Wife

Before...the stove
used to be in the empty space
It's the little things in life.  At the moment it's the fact that my husband is installing a dishwasher!  I am beyond excited...I will no longer have to hand wash everything!

We bought the house knowing that we would be rearranging the kitchen.  One of the items on the list was to install a dishwasher...just as soon as we got hooked up to the town sewer.  The only problem is that we had to wait for the sewer to be put in.  Thankfully the town has hooked us up in August...ahead of schedule no less!

The Man working on the plumbing
When we bought the house, the stove was where the dishwasher is.  We moved the stove over and have made an island and will eventually add a 1/2 wall and a counter with a cabinet.  The Man found some wood downstairs and made to shelves, one for the microwave and one to extend the counter (which we desperately needed since we were lacking in counter space!)
The New  Dishwasher
The Man was hoping to surprise me by having the dishwasher installed when I came back but it didn't happen.  He found the dishwasher on Craigslist for $45.  Buying the materials needed to install cost around $30.  So for $75 we have a working dishwasher.  I am one happy wife!
The cabinets & sink

And because my parents haven't been to our house yet, I'm going to include a few more pictures of the kitchen.  Mom, these are for you!

The stove & fridge

I'm not sure what's up with the spacing but no matter what I try I can't get it the way I want.  Sorry about that!


  1. Congrats! When we moved, having a dishwasher was a MUST for me and anything without was immediately out.

  2. Like the pictures, maybe I'll get to see the house before I'm tooooo old!! Looks like you 2 are moving along on the house. congrats!!!

  3. Dishwashers rock!

    I thinks it's the only reason I can get James Bond to do the dishes!

  4. I am so happy for you! Your house looks awesome. We went camping this weekend and missed you guys!

  5. Excellent. My entire cooking habits changed after moving from my first apartment (no dishwasher) to my townhouse (dishwasher). Those things have got to be one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century.

  6. Thanks so much for joining in the MilSpouse Round-up this week! Hope you all had a lovely weekend :)


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