Thursday, January 1, 2009

Dish Wisher

Here we are on the first day of the New Year, and already something stupid has happened. I was cleaning house when I noticed that I had left out the Christmas soap dispenser. It only had a little soap left in it so I put it in the dishwasher to rinse it before packing it away with the rest of the Christmas stuff mom dragged out of the attic in her seasonal retaliation.

While I was wiping the counters I felt my feet getting wet, but I ignored it. I assumed it was water spilling over the edge of the counter due to the cleaning frenzy I was having, but the more I worked, the wetter my feet got. I looked down to see myself standing in a soapy river that was running from the dishwasher, past the refrigerator, and into the pantry.

I took off my squishy socks and ran to the bathroom for towels. When I got back, the river was taking over the kitchen, flowing into the laundry room, and down the heat vent. It must have ran down the duct work and into the garage since My Husband was came to the top of the garage stairs yelling something about suds dripping on his head. It took me an hour to mop up the mess, but at least we have clean duct work. Whatever you do, do NOT put regular soap in the dishwasher.


1 comment:

Kat Tansey said...

Yvonne, I had a similar experience putting some relaxing bubble bath in our jacuzzi bathtub. Left it for a few minutes and came back to bubbles overflowing the tub.