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My Dishwasher Drew Blood

January 25, 2011

I know I usually write about dumb things my kids do, but sometimes I do dumb things too! (shocking I know!!)


We live in an old house and by old I mean built in 1954. Most things in the house are original, sans half of the windows that we replaced right before Christmas.  We only did half of the windows because we are planning a remodel, if the damn contractors would get back to us with some bids we could get things rolling. The loan funded back in October, that’s how long I have been waiting to get started!!


So anyway there are a few screws missing … in my dishwasher. Don’t be trying to read ahead and think that I have a few screws missing, y’all.  That’s just not nice


If you have both shelves on the dishwasher pulled out, they had better be empty or else the whole thing will fall out of its cabinet and land on your toe. Yes, it hurts like hell when this happens. (again no I don’t have the screws loose, my dishwasher does!)


Normally I run the dishwasher almost every day. However, I have been sick for way too long and keep forgetting to start it.  It’s been three days.  Don’t’ ask me how I am still getting dishes shoved in there, I don’t know! I am starting to think it’s a magic clown car!!


So it’s really full and I was trying to shove some more dirty stuff in there before I started it today.  In a moment of brilliance, I left the bottom shelf extended and pulled the top shelf out to put more crap in.  As soon as I did it, I knew I was in trouble. The whole thing came flying out of its spot. I was quick enough to get my toes out of the way but not my arm.  So as I muttered some lovely words, my arm begins dripping blood and I decide there are enough dishes in the dishwasher.


I’m not even sure which part of the dishwasher is sharp enough to draw blood; I just know that I am not doing any more dishes today.


Maybe next time I will tell you about where not to step in the bathroom… unless you want to fall through the floor!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2011 11:10 am

    I am so sorry you got hurt, this sounds like something I would do! Only I would do it because i was out of dish soap and didn’t want to drag all the kids to the store, lol…..Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

  2. January 25, 2011 11:14 am

    Oh no! I hope you find some replacement screws! We have a portable dishwasher that is 13 years old and on it’s last legs. The screw from the handle for the utensils basket is missing, so it is just sitting there for looks, basket wheels pop off all the time, and a few weeks ago the top basket decided to jump off track as I was pulling it out. Luckily I caught it as it was full of glasses. Another joy of a portable dishwasher is watching out for toes!

  3. January 25, 2011 11:46 am

    I did that once while looking at dishwashers in the back room of an appliance store. I hurt my toe…but fortunately the dishwasher didn’t draw blood! 🙂

  4. January 25, 2011 2:35 pm

    At least your dishwasher cleans the dishes. My dishes cleans about 50 percent of my dishes and only if I load it in a certain way and then make sure that it starts when the water is scalding hot!!! And yes it has been 6 years that it has not worked. I just don’t feel like replacing it!
    Good luck with your home improvement!

    • fixitmommy permalink*
      January 25, 2011 2:56 pm

      Too funny!! I forgot to mention that I have to listen for it to change cycles, so that I can stop it and manually open the soap dispenser if I really want my dishes clean!! Someday….

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