Last night Mrs. ROB and I had a not so fun discovery and experience. When I got home from work I was cleaning out the dishwasher and noticed that the dishes weren’t very clean. Seeing this I told Mrs. ROB that I should run the dishwasher again. She said well maybe we should clean out the dishwasher and filter.
That was both a good and bad idea. I knew that we needed to clean the inside of the dishwasher, but as got down into the filter we noticed how truly disgusting it was. The inside of our dishwasher had a lovely helping of mold on it.
Now we had cleaned the dishwasher before, but I don’t think we ever got deep into that filter. Considering we have only been in the house about a year the amount of mold in the dishwasher led me to surmise that this hadn’t been cleaned in a long while, like long before we bought the house.
The mold was absolutely disgusting. We could’ve probably tried to clean it and maybe would’ve been successful, but it looked like went down into the hoses as well. Considering that and the age of the dishwasher we decided to get a new one.
Unfortunately because money is a little short right now (it always is in January and June) I put the dishwasher on my Best Buy credit card. I don’t actually have the card, but the account is still open and they were offering 18 month finance and no interest (I plan on paying it off next month). So we have a new dishwasher to the tune of about $750, but according to our friend who works as an appliance sales manager it is one that will last us a good long while.
So remember last week when I said I loved home ownership. Today, not so much. Mrs. ROB had a good laugh at the post and at me. I need to stop tempting the financial gods because they will come back to bite me.
I am not sure if we reacted too hastily in buying a new dishwasher and trying to clean the old one, but too late now. At least we have a new one. Today, I can say I wished we lived in our old apartment.