I knew how busy Britt was with two young children. The house she rented didn't have a dishwasher. To make things easier for her I bought her a (used but in good condition) portable dishwasher. The house she just bought has a dishwasher so I got the portable one. We had it for almost a week waiting to have enough dirty dishes to run the dishwasher. When we bought our house twelve years ago it didn't have a dishwasher. I foolishly gave the portable one I had away when we moved in. Someday (*sigh*) I hope to have one installed under the counter.
Speaking of washing dishes, the only dish detergent I buy is DAWN (something about the name appeals to me!!!!). When I bought dishwasher detergent I bought some Cascade that has DAWN in it. It's hard to mess with tradition!
If I don't get to your blog I promise to catch up soon. Last night was Open House and I didn't get home until late. I was so stuffed up I couldn't breathe and the NyQuil just knocked me out.