We finally agreed on the new help and she arrived today. She arrived before I got home from work and as luck would have it, the kitchen was a mess when I walked in. But I knew it would be worth it.
I'm of the opinion that new appliances constitute a major purchase. Not something I can just go buy on a whim. And, since we knew for some time that this purchase was going to be unavoidable, we planned for it. That translates to paid for in cash.
The dirty dishes were promptly loaded into the new help upon the departure of the installation dude.
I then read the instruction manual, sat on the floor and admired this new help.
Trust me when I say that she's going to get a workout in this house.