Welcome to the time of the week when I get to vent my frustrations on living here in Small Town. None of my complaints are any big deal and I'm not really the complaining type, but I thought I'd share just in case anyone was wondering what some of the drawbacks might be to up and moving to Small Town in the near future (I know the shrimp from yesterday's post has got some of you thinking).
Well, one problem is my dishwasher. Actually, I have two. Here is one:
And here is the other.
And here's the sink. It only has one section.
So, I have to put this red bucket in the sink to have some semblance of separate washing and rinsing areas (looks eerily like the kids' bathtub, don't you think?).
I don't do all the dishes. Sometimes I use these little dishwashers, but they often malfunction, leaving a sudsy mess all over the kitchen.
And, three mornings a week a nice lady comes and cleans my house. I could have her come every day, but I prefer a messy house to someone constantly lurking about making me feel lazy. So, she takes care of the dishes 3 times a week but 5 people X 3 meals a day = muchos platos sucios.
Another bonus of Small Town dishwashing: if dishes aren't washed before bed, many different types of ants come out to check out the pickings. I am not too proud to admit that sometimes, after a long day, the ants win.
So, start a load of dishes in my honor today!