We waited for 2 1/2 weeks for it to be delivered (apparently we chose the same model that everyone else likes as well). The delivery truck came, the guy looked at our old dishwasher and said it's hardwired and that's against code (this happens a lot in Colorado apparently) so they have to send an electrician back to install it. They put the dishwasher in the box in the garage.
Annoying but whatever, we can deal with it. Yesterday I took half the day off work so I could be here for the install. All the while I was so excited that I'd be able to have super clean dishes in my very own, brand new, clean and working dishwasher. I was practically singing.
And then it began. "Miss Carrie? Can you come in here?"
"Come stand right here. You see the tile that's over this dishwasher [the old one]? It's cut to overlap so we can't get this one out very well and we definitely can't get the new one in."
It's that way on both sides. Of course it is. Oh, and it's not cut straight to begin with.
Oh! I don't think I've posted pictures of the kitchen yet. Well, it's covered in tile. Awful, ugly, huge floor tile. There you have a glimpse of it. The best part is that they didn't just stick with the countertop - oh no, they put it all down the sides of the counter and up the wall for a back splash.
But I digress... You'll get to see all that later. Back to the dishwasher.
I said, "Don't you worry - we can just break those tiles right off!"
Electrician, "I can't touch anything but you can break off whatever you like."
Me, with a huge smile, "Let me just grab a hammer!"
In the meantime he kept working.... "Miss Carrie?"
"How are you? You in a good mood today?"
Uh oh! That's a portent of bad news for sure. "Yes. But I imagine something not so good has happened..."
Electrician, "You need a new shut off valve. I turned the knob to shut the water off under the sink and it popped right off. But the best part is that someone has glued this so it's obviously happened before! Glue! I can't imagine why they would use glue."
Ah, well, welcome to the House of Wonders. We'll add this to the ever-growing list of things we wonder about. Seriously? They glued the flippin shut off valve back on after it broke????? I don't know if that was the previous owners or the renters but whoever it was is an idiot. (I'm trying to be nice. Is it working?)
Electrician, "I know this stinks but in a way it's better to find out like this than to find out because your house has a major flood in a few days when it broke on it's own."
Excellent point and I agree completely. And yet, what this means is that I don't get my dishwasher today, I don't get to wash dishes in it today and now I have to call a plumber to fix that valve and then call the electrician to come back again and install the dishwasher. Which is now out of the box in the garage. Sad. And so annoying.
We were silly enough to think it would be simple - take out the old dishwasher and put in a new one - yeah that's easy! Something that will work right and it wasn't such a big deal. Scratch that. It, of course, is a big deal but I have faith that someday we will have a working dishwasher. In this house. This year.