No way can you get one bought and installed by dinner.
I'm with you on dishes...can't stand them to pile up in the sink and can't stand hand washing them. I had to do them by hand during the outage of Ike, and here at the lake I only have a couple to wash since we eat out each night, but I had DH put me in a GOOD dishwasher, what came with the place was a piece of crap.
I always heard that Bosch was good...get a Maytag, knock on wood, I haven't had a problem yet with mine.
Froggie, we bought an Electrolux a few years ago and it's great!
It runs so quiet that you have to touch the door with your hand checking for a little vibration, or put your ear to the door to know that it's running. Plus, a blue light shines on the floor to alert you when it's finished the wash / dry cycle.
They're a little pricey, but worth the investment and we've never had a problem with it.
It was raining up here in Montgomery by 5:30. It was a cold, nasty, drizzly rain. Definitely not a grill outside and have fun type a night. Hope it was better down there in Kingwood.
We walked across the street to have supper with with our friends. She had put a roast in the crockpot earlier in the day and knew we would be tired from our work...so invited us to dine with them rather than us going out to eat like we usually do up here. We had to use the umbrella both ways...nasty, nasty weather.
It's not too bad today - cold, dreary, but no rain. Gonna head home in a bit to do some stuff down there.
I don't know if this has happened to you yet, but sometimes I've closed the door and accidentally tapped the "start" icon on the control panel with the palm of my hand and as soon as the door is closed the washer starts running.
All I have to do is open the door and press "cancel", but it took me a long time to figure out why that was happening.
I thought the machine had glitch in it, but turns out it was "operator error" ...