Count Down To The New Dishwasher!!!

I can hardly breathe.  Or speak.  Or wash another dish.  (and, after this picture, Montana can’t really see straight either.)

As many of you know, who’ve been to a class and heard me say, “Our dishwasher is broken, so I’ll be washing the dishes as we go to have everything ready for you…” (smile), and seen the pile of dishes after brunch and generously offered to help wash them, we’ve been dishwasherless for about 4 months.

Now, in my adult life, I had never had a dishwasher until moving to this house 2 1/2 years ago, so I am not a dish wimp.  I can hand wash dishes faster than you can say lickety split, but, really, when I have a volcano of dishes from all the cooking I do, and it takes me 45 minutes to clean up the kitchen each day, I wouldn’t mind having some help.  And, a dishwasher comes to mind.

And, although I’m kind of proud of my dishpan hands because they show I’m a workin’ woman, I’m ready to have them not look (and feel) quite so much like the leathery, peeling, cracking skin of a grandfather lizard.

Well, I have good news.  Even my 4-year-old thinks it’s good news.

WE ARE GETTING A NEW DISHWASHER!!!!!  Yippety Doo Dah Day!!!!  From the minute we ordered it, I’ve been resenting every single dish I’ve hand washed.  That was 10 days ago. 

And, today, The Animal Whisperer will finish installing it.  (Have I mentioned that he is totally amazing?  After working on upgrading the electrical in the barn all day yesterday, and saying his back was killing him, he began installing the NEW dishwasher last night.  And, if it weren’t for some plumbing upgrades necessary, he would have finished it.)

Did I tell you it is NEW?  We buy most things on Craigslist, but this is NEW!!!  I am a big proponent of reusing things, but not-so-secretively am very excited to have a NEW dishwasher!!!

So, today, plumbing-willing, our NEW dishwasher will run its maiden voyage.  And, I’ll never have to wash a pile like this again in my sparkling future.  

Have you ever been so excited to get something new???

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Growing up, the closest thing I had to farm animals were a cat and a cockatiel. In 2009, Herbert (my husband) and I bought our first milk goat and I instantly became an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life..before I knew “urban homesteading” was a thing. That’s when we began The Goat Cheese Lady Farm, hence The Goat Cheese Lady blog you’re visiting now. After moving to the country in 2014, I embarked on life as a rural farmgirl. We continued teaching farm and cheesemaking classes, raising more goats and began construction on our cheese creamery. But life had other plans and in 2017, we decided that, due to financial and health issues, we had to close the farm for business. No more classes, no more creamery, a lot less milking. We went back to off farm jobs, I as an Occupational Therapist, Herbert in construction with his business, D&A Home Remodeling. At that point, I made a silent promise to myself that I would corral my entrepreneurial mind and focus on a job for a year. Well, it has been a year and I am back. Not to classes, cheese, soap or lotion, but back to writing. I love it. I’m not sure where it will lead me, but that’s where I’m starting. I’ll continue to write as The Goat Cheese Lady for now, and whatever the future holds, I’ll let you know. Our two boys are 14 and 11 and continue to be louder than my sister and I ever were. We have two dogs, Montaña and Flash, a cat, Jumpy, a flock of chickens and three goats. Yes, we still have Lucy, the goat who helped us start it all and was milked by over 1,000 people. She’s retired but still the boss. Chocolate provides enough milk for our family with some to spare for the dogs. Soccer friends, school friends, coyotes and mice are frequent visitors. There are way too many flies and every so often we see an owl. I’m glad you’re here. Sometimes you’ll laugh out loud, other times you’ll be inspired to appreciate the small things. My hope is that, over your morning cup of coffee or your afternoon work break, you’ll enjoy the antics and inspiration that are my daily life. Lindsey
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