Our dishwasher broke about a month ago. We waited several weeks for a necessary part to come in. The people came to fix it, and did (supposedly) but it failed that night.
So we gave up on the dishwasher, which is almost 5 years old. We put it through its paces, with our large family.
We bought a new one, which was supposed to be delivered yesterday. But yesterday we got a call from Sears saying that oh, actually the dishwasher isn't available so we have to wait until the 23rd of this month.
We are seriously annoyed about that. Kevin picked out this particular dishwasher based on Consumer Reports ratings, and most of the local stores said it was on back order and we'd need to wait a couple of weeks. Sears CLAIMED they could get it to us in 4 days, but they were either mistaken (unlikely) or deceptive to get our business.
Only silver lining is that they'll give us a $50 gift card to Sears.
So we wait. And we battle the mess in the kitchen. Compared to something remotely major, this is nothing. But it is an extra burden on an already super busy household. We're used to having a dishwasher. And I'm thankful that in a week or so, we probably will actually have a working one again.
Here is an example of the ebb and flow of mess in our kitchen these days.