Set Against A Dishwasher
I ever told you guys how dead set against I was about getting
a dishwasher? I tried to rationalize this to Herman. I said
it took no time at all to do up the dishes by hand. Herman’s
reply was swift, “Since I’m the one that has
to do them by hand, I totally veto your decision. I want
him about this, but on this one issue he really put his
foot down. Herman rarely does that with me. Not to say that
he’s a pushover, but he lets me get away with a lot.
were making this decision as we were building our new house.
You might say I have several unique notions about how a
house should be set up. For instance, no curtains. Well,
I take that back, I do have full length, white sheer curtains
in the bedroom, by Eddie Bauer, of course. I got them at
the same time I got these really cool and unusual curtain
rods. They are black, wrought iron with leaves on each end
of the rod. Also from Eddie Bauer.
seen the curtains and rods in a catalog when I was picking
out my four poster bed and matching full length mirror.
They were set up together in a photo in the Eddie Bauer
catalog, and I knew that was just how I wanted the bedroom
to look. Another odd thing I did was choose all wicker furniture
for the living room. I had this hanging from our old shed
at the old house for months before we moved in here to the
only do I want to leave the windows clear for light to come
in, I want to keep furniture at a minimum to have no obstacles
in my path as I wheel my chair around. On the living room
windows, I have white horizontal wooden blinds, which I
keep up all day long and only drop at night for privacy.
I ordered these blinds long before the house was built,
after getting the window measurements from the blueprints.
the architect telling me there was no way I could do this,
and I should wait for the windows to be installed first.
What, me wait? I went ahead and ordered them from a catalog
and amazingly they fit perfectly. They really go well with
the rest of the house.
furnished the bathroom with a shower curtain from Eddie
Bauer. I had an idea when I saw this shower curtain in the
catalog that I wanted it. It has little fishes on it and
I found a bathroom scale in the shape of a fish to complete
the bathroom. (The scale is named “scaly” by
pretty much completes my decorating prowess. Everything
else in the house is light, airy, functional and sparse.
Nothing to clutter or get in the way.
by the way, we do have a dishwasher and we use it almost
daily. So my argument was for naught.
"Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an
acting career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance
writing from Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous
columns may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"