Appliances; who knew?

I feel a little entitled even mentioning this subject. I mean, we are not promised an easy way to wash clothes, wash dishes, or heat up leftovers, right? But, in our own little world, we become accustomed to our time-saving machines, and operating said machines become like second nature to us.
Now, put yourself in another country where a) you are not able to read the instructions, and b) everything written ON the machine is in pictographs or something, and you may find yourself at a loss as to how to make this machine work.
My laundry is now [well, actually 10 hours ago, but I had a busy day] being agitated, off and on, in our washing machine, but I have no idea if the detergent found its way into the right spot [nope. I put it in the wrong place. oops.] or for how long this will continue [I found out. An hour and a half.]. I guess I’ll just wait and see if the load looks clean afterwards [clean enough].

Our washing machine.

Our washing machine.

Our beautiful new oven and stove confused me until I had to be tutored in it’s operation. I have since actually baked a cake in it as well as a rather tasty omelette, but do you know, it turns itself off when it decides that either things are done, or you are not paying attention, or the kitchen is going to go up in flames. Yep. So, I have to pay attention.

Our oven and stove.

Our oven and stove.

I haven’t used our dishwasher yet-we don’t use many dishes-but hope to use it when we host a dinner or something. I just now received instructions in that, but I would not have known a key element in it’s use had I not been shown. Apparently there is a dial at the base of the faucet which should be turned a certain way in order to use the dishwasher. Good to know.

Our dishwasher.

Our dishwasher.

The microwave heats up things well. No way to set a time for cooking from the outside, there IS a dial on the inside. Hmmm, it also says “grill combination” on the inside, so that sounds rather intriguing. Maybe it’s a microwave/toaster oven combo! I’ll let you know.

Our microwave or grill combo?

Our microwave or grill combo?

All in all, I’d say we have the latest in modern technology, but I am not equipped to use it. :-/

Until next time.

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