The storms last week tore the patio tarp across the middle.
The guys showed no enthusiasm for taking down the old one and replacing it. As the bikes are now in the shed, maybe we don't really need it anymore. But what to do with the other stuff out there? I took down the half of the tarp towards the fence. The half on the house side is drooping, but still up. I threw a tarp over the BBQ and the mister. We found a compressor and put it in the garage. Found a box with some wood. And underneath that - a dishwasher.
In the back of my mind somewhere, I knew the dishwasher was out there. It's been there since the Larsons left. Somehow I thought it required special set up/installation. And of course, we have our decades old clutter problem that we have been working on the last couple of years.
Anyway, we had to decide whether to keep it or not. We figured we might give it a try. Benjamin worked some of his organizing magic to make room for it. We got it in the house and kitchen without much trouble. I had to go to the hardware store to get an adapter for the faucet. (Twice- I got the wrong one first.)
It works fine! In fact, it seems to be a very nice dishwasher. although a bit of an energy hog. Great for when the family comes over like they did for Family Day Monday.