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Old 03-01-2002, 02:08 PM   #11
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Washing up

No - I'm from NY State. I used the term washing up because that was what the original poster called it. I live in a tiny apartment so I have to do all my dishes by hand and if I don't do them immediately it looks like a mess in here and I can't stand it. My daughter has a dishwasher but I don't like it very much. My back is very bad and it's hard for me to stoop and unload it. She has been sick since three brain surgeries last year and can't stoop very well.

Nice to hear from you.:)
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Old 03-01-2002, 08:30 PM   #12
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never ever wash up!

First of all, never ever ever wash up if you can bribe someone else too :P Secondly I'm blessed with a dishwasher so this eliminates most of the hassle *contented bliss* Thirdly I just get my man to do it:) quite a simple trick really, No clean dishes no dinner. I've found that stratergy works well. And since according to him I'm a great cook (I think he says this is just so he doesn't have to cook), I cook and he cleans. :) But do note that bribery works wonders. ;)
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Old 03-01-2002, 09:26 PM   #13
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I want one of those!!!!!!

My husband never leaves the kitchen without asking if he can help. Since he still does not know where ANYTHING goes I just as soon do it myself!!!! LOL - I just turn on the TV and do "my thing".
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Old 03-02-2002, 08:17 AM   #14
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You sure are lucky to have one like that:) Mine adored my cooking but wouldn't turn a finger. In those days however (when dinosaurs walked the earth), we women were dumb enough to wait on the men hand and foot. Oh for today's life:D :D :D :D
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Old 03-02-2002, 08:29 AM   #15
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My husband absolutly RAVES about my cooking. Of course, the fact that his Ex couldn't even do "Hamburger Helper" right helps on that issue! About once a week, he offers to "cook dinner"...which mean Dial Pizza Hut Delivery, and use paper plates! He has been known to unload the dishwasher, but then I can't find a darned thing! I'm SO picky about where my "stuff" goes, the only persons I allow to "put up the dishes" are my daughter and son when they visit...they KNOW where I want things, and they KNOW how picky I am! My daughter is so much the same, that I can walk into her kitchen, and without looking, reach into a drawer or cabinet and find whatever, because she puts everything in exactly the same place I do. Brilliant girl!;)
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Old 03-02-2002, 08:47 AM   #16
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This one really made me smile :D

My cupboards are so organized - dishes too - that I could go into it in the dark and find something right away. Husbands???? Helpless babies most of them (including my son):D :D :D
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Old 03-02-2002, 08:58 AM   #17
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LOL! While watching Emeril the other night (hubby likes him 'cause he's funny ) Hubby said he was considering learning to cook, since Emeril makes some of the dishes look SO EASY...!?!? I told HIM that HE wouldn't have the PREP CHEFS doing all the REAL WORK, chopping, slicing, dicing, measuring etc... nor would he have the CLEAN UP STAFF behind the scenes! If he's gonna cook, he'll have to do it MY way in MY kitchen!! He decided he's stick with his Pizza Hut "recipe" :D
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Old 03-02-2002, 09:15 AM   #18
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I read the message from Cookies, and I wanted to share something that might help her. I also have a bad back, and have arranged everything so that I can sit on a stool and wash dishes. Everybody who watches gets so tickled cause everything I have is arranged to wash and dry by hand and it's so much easier than trying to raise up and down for the dishwasher. I love the look of all those dishes going into the soapy water and coming out all clean. I rinse in my other sink and stack into the drainer - all without having to move one bit. Arranging them is the key. So much easier on my back!!
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Old 03-02-2002, 11:43 AM   #19
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I am a pretty serious gimp due to a back injure and if it wasn't for my kitchen stool I dom't know what I'd do. Unfortunatelly, most stools are not the right hight for me to work at my counters and island si I usually have to say about 4 inches off the legs. I have one at my sink and baking end of the kitchen and one at my chopping and cooking end of the kitchen. Another lives in my car with the rest of the equipment and supplies I need for teaching my cooking classes.
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Old 03-02-2002, 01:35 PM   #20
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Hi Carol

I'm going to try that. My back is absolutely killing sometimes and as I really love to get my hands in that soapy water, this should be such a nice treat. I've put stuff in and out of my daughter's dishwasher and my back kills me every single time.

Thanks for the tip.:)
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