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29 Aug 2015

Toe-dipping the secondhand spares market...

I've lost track of how much money I've recovered by selling a few of the components from my old dishwasher.

If you recall, my dishwasher failed at the start of the year, it wasn't economical for me to repair and I couldn't sell it as spares or repair, so I completely dismantled it.

Some components went to the dump, others I've retained and listed on ebay. These filters sold yesterday evening and I've just returned from the Post Office, having dispatched them to the buyer. Another satisfied buyer hopefully...

27 Aug 2015

Hedge End Monsoon triggers a DIY project...

It doesn't happen very often, but we had monsoon conditions here in Hedge End yesterday morning.

Torrential rain that lasted for a couple of hours. It really was persistenting down. I reckon we had a normal summers worth of rain in about two hours...

Naturally it was a good chance to see how rainwater drained around the new ramp at the front of my garage, which unfortunately proved to be completely inadequate in these conditions...

26 Aug 2015

Updated Kitchen Design

There used to be a dishwasher under that counter,
as well as the washing machine....!
It is now 8 months since I disposed of my dishwasher.

It has taken me a while to fully adjust to not having that appliance, you wouldn't believe how dependent we become on these clever little machines, but I now have a good routine for doing the washing-up by hand.

I religiously do it first thing every morning, boiling a couple of kettles if necessary. That means I no longer have an unsightly pile of washing-up which has accumulated over 3 or 4 days, which is inevitably what happened when the dishwasher failed...!