It's not that I’m mean about the cost of running machines so I continued to run the household in the same way I did when Joe was chief householder, but one day it struck me that at least one appliance was best left alone.
Because there’s only me to look after cooking arrangements have diminished, and it seemed silly even to try and load a dishwasher on a daily basis. Nevertheless, I carried on until one day I realised I was wasting money running a machine virtually empty. It would have taken ages to fill and I didn’t have enough tableware to do that, so I stopped using the machine altogether. It is still there as a just in case, but I can't ever see a time when massive entertaining would take place again.
Some friends thought I was mad until I gave my thoughts on the matter.
Removing the machine from use meant having to hand wash everything. Tough? Hell, no! Three times a day I wash up and it’s a great excuse to get out of the chair and actually DO something.
I must remember to tell the chiropractor… he’s always on about the dangers of sitting down too much.