Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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.


13 comments:

  1. I love my dishwasher. I live alone, and I run it every 2 or 3 days. I don't do any scrape/rinse; things just go in as they are and come out clean. It's like magic.

    Does the Google Chrome app work any better than Safari for Blogger on iOS?

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    1. I don't use Safari, I use Chrome on all my devices. But here is an interesting thing - I can sign into Blogger, and comment on my own blog, using Chrome on my desktop and laptop but I just tried Safari and I can't sign into my blog on my desktop or laptop using Safari. I can get to my dashboard tho. Google/Blogger is just hatin' on Apple...And if I can't sign into Blogger then I can't comment on other's Blogger blogs either.

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    2. Ugh, how annoying.

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  2. I didn't know there was an issue with Google and Apple. Pretty poopy that they get to decide what they want to do without thinking of how it effects users. Google has way too much control and I seriously hate how I can say something and then I see ads for it. Freaks me out every damn time!

    If we had to wash dishes by hand, I'm not sure they'd ever get done! We load the dishwasher as we go throughout the day, we don't rinse anything - just put it in, then run it during the night every 2-3 days so they're clean in the morning. It takes less than 5 minutes to put the dishes away.

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    1. I read your comment on my iPad but couldn't reply. This is so stupid.

      How many dishes, pots and pans and flatware do you have that you can go 2 or 3 days??? And there is no way in hell I would ever leave dirty dishes hanging around for 2 or 3 days - not even one day, not even 8 hours!

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    2. Lol! A set of dishes, flatware, etc goes a long way for two people! I love you and how you speak your truth! It's taught me how to speak more of mine over these past several years too. You're a big part of how I've been able to transform my life from one I hated to one I'm loving! By the way, no way in hell would I wash dishes by hand every day!

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  3. I agree that even technology was easier and simpler back in the day. I'm testing to see if I can post his from my ipad mini using Safari with Duck Duck Go as the browser.

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    1. I don't know that using a different browser would make any difference since Blogger is a Google product and you need a Google ID to use Blogger (I think???). It's just weird. On the iPad I seem to be signed in when I try to comment on other people's blogs but then the comment won't go through, I get an error message. (Duck, Duck, Go isn't a great search engine, I tried it for a few weeks recently and it didn't deliver.)

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    2. Nope - I've tried every combination and my iPad and Blogger will simply not work together - all is good on the desktop and laptop - if I try to sign into my blog on the iPad I am taken to the dashboard and I get do a new post, access all the settings, do any ole thing I want - BUT I can't access comments...

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  4. I meant as the search engine and it looks like it works - I'm always curious.:)

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  5. We use our dishwasher for storage (it comes with the apartment), and I wash dishes by hand. Been doing it for over 40 years now and will continue.

    I use WordPress and so far they let me use the old editor, I think because there's a plug in. Fingers crossed for the future! Take care.

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    1. I just don't like dishwashers...LOL

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    2. The Classic Editor is a plug in only available for business accounts...or so I just read.

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