So the outlet under our sink is half dead. How can an outlet be half dead? I don’t know and I won’t ask – I’m just happy that half the outlet works so I can still use my dishwasher. The sad part is the outlet side that works is the part connected to the light switch which used to belong solely to the garbage disposer. So now, if you’re doing dishes and the sink fills with water – you reach for the switch only to hear the dishwasher sound on. So, I flip the switch off, pull the trash out and switch the plugs so I can now drain the sink. Mind you, I haven’t been able to bend over or stand on two feet since April, so this yoga position to reach the plug is very very similar to downward facing dog, or in my case, downward facing flamingo.
Oh, you want to run the dishwasher do you ? Well here we go again, makes sure the switch is off – but first make sure you already ran the garbage disposer and now plug in the dishwasher, turn on the switch and presto – you can now wash dishes – that is if you haven’t thrown out your back or fell backwards while standing on one foot.
So I look under the sink and see the outlet is in a really really really bad place. So bad I couldn’t take a picture with my phone to show you. The outlet is on the border of the cabinet and dishwasher – I don’t even know if anyone can actually pull it out and fix it. So I just needed to vent about it – it’s the joys of home-ownership!
Thankfully I have a couple of friends who are electricians – just a bit embarrassed to show them the outlet location since I was the grand planner of the kitchen – and didn’t really take into account the outlet locations while picking out my cabinets. So my advice to my future DIY’ers – take a darn look where all your outlets are while planing your kitchen or bath.
Want to hear one more funny thing? There is also a phone outlet in the pantry. Part of me wants to put my red phone in there – so when it rings – Batman will know what do it.
Humor, it get’s me through the dishes and the overflowing sink.
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