Installing a Built-in Dishwasher
When Judy and I built this house with my brother Lloyd's help in 1977-1978 we did not build in a dish washer. It wasn't even on the radar screen, so to speak. Since then, Judy and I have had two portable dishwashers, but in our small kitchen they always seemed to get in the way. This time I decided it was time to install a built-in dishwasher. It involved removing a section of counter, cutting the cupboards, installing electrical power, a drain and a hot water line. The work was spread over perhaps two weeks, but we finally finished on the 16th! In the photo you see an early stage of the process. The hole has been cut and the dishwasher is placed in the hole, but nothing is connected. It looks very similar now except that everything is functioning and the missing panels are in place.
I have been very busy during these past few months, with trips into Edmonton every Tues, Wed, Thur, and Sat. A talk at church cautioned parents about over-programming the lives of their children. I turned to Judy and said, "I have over-programmed myself. I need some free time!" So, starting in mid December I eliminated the Tues. trip. In January I will eliminate the Wed. trip. I will still be busy, but I like to be busy, and it will now be manageable. I love serving in FamilySearch Support and in the Family History Center and in the Edmonton Temple, and I will continue to do these things, but at a more enjoyable pace.