Tuesday, September 26, 2006

DW is back up and running...

So Dishwasher Man came by this morning to fix the problem that had to wait a week to be fixed. He was here for approximately 8 minutes, he asked for our handbook and circuit guide and pushed 3 buttons and Taa-Daa, DW was back.

Dwight an I stood in the kitchen with our mouths agape, when he said "there you go."
.....Ummmm, That was IT??? we slaved over hot sudsy water, getting dish pan hands and .......enjoyed conversation over dishes, and laughed, and worked as a team ....for that??

Wait...perhaps our DW should remain un-fixed for a while longer....

After speaking with Dishwasher man, the hubs and I were pretty appalled at the statistics he gave us. He said there are NO dishwashers (or appliances for that matter) on the market today, that are worth what you pay for them, all will break down within 5-8 years and once you learn the cost to fix them, you'll end up buying a new one. How sad is that. The 'appliance makers' probably just figure if your dishwasher breaks down just after the extended warranty is up, they will have the potential of another sale if the labour price is high enough to have to fix the 'old' one. ....Another reason to just use your hands.

I've just made my fist pumpkin cheesecake..which looks delicious, but I'm going to freeze it and save it for a special occasion. I used the leftover pumpkin to make some muffins for breakfast ...a fast grab for everyone. Mmm-mmm.
I've also gotten some further organizing done...more things to cross off my 'To-Do' list....

Winter shoes out and summers put away
Cleaned up front entrance

We (Gabe & I) also wrote our compassion Children and sent their Christmas Cards...I guess it seems early but they have much organizing to do and the mail in Ethiopia, Brazil and Equador is perhaps slower than in Canada. They each get a Christmas gift with their card, and typically they will send pictures of what they each received from our donations. It's pretty nice to see Gabe taking an interest now that he understands (somewhat)...

He was pretty excited to see their pictures and to make some drawings for them.
He would look at each photo and say their names over and over...it's was cute to hear a 2 year old english boy saying names like 'Mauricio, Temam, and Wina' We also included some pictures of ouselves and the children have told us their parents love to read the letters as well. I can just picture little Temam in Ethiopia, reading the letters over and over again. We received a pic of Temam on his birthday 2 years ago, he was standing in front of a large bread cake (it resembled a loaf of bread) and it had some long tapered candles in it. He was wearing a little suit that is probably so cherished by his family as they were all dressed in very old torn, and tattered clothes.
The thing that made we weep....was that beside this bread cake was a picture of Dwight and I that we had sent in one of our cards, as if we were responsible for this happiness. I knew then that we were (and are) so blessed to be able to give to others. Not to give them happiness, but to share in their happiness.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That cheesecake looks SO DEVINE!! Did you know I love cheesecake? I wasn't sure if you knew. But, yeah, I do. Wouldn't say no to a piece of that. Nope, no siree. Ok fine, I am not getting any...I get it. Can I at least have the recipe??? Jen

Leanne said...

Hey Jen, this was a recipe from the Kraft magazine that I've mentioned before...here's the link then go to magazine and sign up

http://www.kraftcanada.com/EN

There are super delicious recipes and they're also VERY easy to make...

YUM!