Happy in old fogey land…

 Yesterday I talked about cooking old-fashionedly. Today I realized I wash dishes old-fashionedly – 

When I had my kitchen redone I had them remove the dishwasher – I have no use for those stupid things. I realize people with large families find them useful but when it’s 2 people, it is more work than the inevitable leaking of the dishwasher is worth.  It takes me 20 minutes tops to clean up my kitchen after dinner – that’s wash, dry, put away dishes and pots and pans, then wipe down the counters and the stove – Done. 

With a dishwasher, you’re scaping dishes, maybe rinsing dishes, stacking them in the dishwasher, then it takes, what 45 minutes to an hour for the dishwasher to do its thing and then they aren’t really dry yet…and you still have to wash the pots and pans by hand. Oh yes and then take the dishes out of the dishwasher and put them away – So how long from start to finish is your kitchen clean and put to rights? 

My system works beautifully for me – perfect for just two – 

I start loading that white tub in the morning, breakfast cups mostly, sometimes a cereal bowl. Dinner for us is Noon-ish, so those dishes get put in. Fill up the tub with hot soapy water and when I’m finished with the dishes, then the pots and pans go in – this is my kitchen sink after ‘dinner’. There is more eating and drinking throughout the afternoon into the early evening and any dishes or utensils used get dumped in there – final clean-up around 6:30pm and that doesn’t take but 10 minutes or so.  Tub gets dried and put away under the sink. Kitchen cleaned. Kitchen closed. 

I didn’t grow up with a dishwasher so honestly I find them a waste of time and space. Actually I never even had a dishwasher until we bought a house in 2008 – so they are just not part of my experience. 

On another note – I can’t use Blogger on my iPad. It is frustrating and annoying because I use my iPad (mini) more than my laptop or desktop – at least I used to. Now my iPad is mostly a very expensive e-reader. 

I thought the problem was with all the changes Google made to Blogger and in a way it is. An iPad is considered an IOS device, like a phone, I use it more like a laptop. Google decided it didn’t want to play with Apple anymore so it took its ball and went home. One reason given was that not enough people were using Blogger on their IOS devices to warrant Google maintaining any compatibility. Well there is some, but I can’t use my iPad to comment on my own blog and lately when I try to comment on other people’s blogs I get a “whoops” error message. I think I can probably do a post via my iPad, haven’t tried it yet, pain in the patootie anyway typing on those small keyboards tho the predictive text works nicely (as long as you are careful that the word you click is the word you want…). I can’t even sign into my Blogger account on my iPad but can access the dashboard??? Stupid.

I’m almost tempted to go back to WordPress except – they decided that the block editor was the way to go and I hate that thing more than I hate Google (or Microsoft). 

One of the problems with getting old is you remember how things used to be – and even in the world of technology – things used to be easier and less complicated.

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