The Husband came home this morning bouncing and trilling with joy. He had spent his hour 'free time' at Harvey Norman and wanted to drag me back to look at some incredible deal for a Meile dishwasher.
"TAKE IT AWAY, NO MORE TO PAY $879, BELLS, WHISTLES, RARARARA" You get the idea?
Now if any of you reading are retail salespeople by profession, take note! When I ask about energy saving and water efficiency, I mean what I say, I am serious. Please don't dismiss me by saying,
"Who cares, water and electricity are cheap!"
I kid you not, she really did say this to me. Not a good start to a sales pitch :)
Well, I looked. I saw that it was indeed a nice model and I am sure that it would save a lot of water and make my life a whole heap easier by hiding dirty dishes in the machine all day long.
But I have a cunning plan;
I will hide all my dishes in the sink, soaking in water collected during the day and wash them by hand at night. Then when the Tots get older, they can take it in turns washing, drying and putting the dishes away :) :) :)
Oh, and the money saved by not buying the dishwasher has been allocated to a much worthier cause; Solar panels and a solar hot water system!