Friday, January 01, 2010

it'd be done by now

i must admit that i am disappointed that i can not install the dishwasher myself. i am waving my white flag and kicking my own ass because i didn't shell out the money to have it professionally done. kev said it right this morning as i was admonishing myself to him, we make a good team. this was one of those shopping trips it would have been a good idea to have the whole team there, but because i had my parents in and we were wanting to do things...i am disappointed in my half of the team. she should have waited for her rational half to be able to go to the deep hole.

i feel like i was duped, in a way. just the way jim said it wasn't a difficult thing to do, playing to the ego of my home improvement self. surely it will cost us more now to set up an installation...and there will be rewiring needing to happen (don't ask, please).

i will be calling in the morning and discussing the fact that i need someone to take care of it for me, someone who knows what they are doing. and i will tell jim that in the future he should suggest people really do pay the extra $100...of course i have to wonder if he gets some kind of kick back if people have to arrange after delivery installation. i am sure it will cost more than the original $99.99 if you had it installed upon delivery. disappointing because he seemed like a likable kind of guy.

so i am on dish duty until it gets taken care of. my penance, if you will.

3 comments:

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

I was really impressed by your willingness to try! I am so completely intimidated by home improvement/repair projects.

mishiesmom said...

Sometimes washing dishes by hand can be meditative. Just go with the flow and think how much more you will appreciate that dishwasher once it is all fixed. Happy New Year.

Jack K. said...

There is no doubt in my mind that you are a skillful "tool-belt girl". I've watched you do other jobs and was impressed when you decided to do it yourself. I will now go the next posting that extols the virtues of good friends and good mechanical skills.

Love ya,

Dad