Monday, May 07, 2012


Jilda pointed out this morning that one of the sprayers came off the dishwasher last night during the nightly run.
After denigrating the people who designed and built the appliance, I fished the broken parts out. The sprayer is a piece of plastic about 18 inches long and about the width of a man's tie. The plastic washer came out in two pieces and was about the diameter of a silver dollar, if anyone remembers those.
I put the pieces of washer on my computer desk to remind me to get online and find replacement parts.
Tonight as I was tapping keys, ideas were scarce. So I picked up one piece of the broken washer and looked at it more closely. Hmmm. That was a might clean break I thought, so I picked up the other piece and the two fit together perfectly - they were mirror images.
Then it hit me. The washer wasn't broken at all but had for some reason come apart. When I thought back to this morning, I remembered we'd laid out a batch of fresh blueberries on or pizza pan to ripen.
The pizza pan is almost too big to fit in the dishwasher but we thought if we leaned it over it would be OK.
Apparently the sprayer hit the pizza pan which knocked it off and sent the washer flying to the bottom of the dishwasher.
Just then when I opened it up, all the pieces fit perfectly and when I fired the contraption up, it worked like a charm.
I love it when a plan comes together.


  1. Ahhhhh. Life can be so good.

    Janie Lola

  2. The blueberries are innocent! Take care

  3. *sigh* ... that never happens to us. Something "breaks" , we spend time looking for a "new something", can't find it, call in a repair man, he checks things out and finds it is NOT broken.

    We are happy, but lost time and money!

    It happens EVERY SINGLE TIME.

  4. Every house needs an engineer. ;)

  5. You belong on the "A Team"!

  6. The planets aligned on this one. Lucky you!

  7. I'm having a problem with my gas grill..could you come over? Could you come over with your amazing insight and don't forget to bring your luck too...things like that never happen to us!


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