AT any rate good play by play to Leah... at 2pm she was saying the old will get fixed and no new DW this go round, and by 8pm she broke hubby right down to the sniveling coward he really is.
Truth be told, he broke me down. I don't mind washing dishes by hand. Plus I've worked so hard to get the old Kitchen Aid working - I JUST replaced the heating element and control unit two weeks ago - that it really burns my butt to retire it right now! GRRRR! I would have stuck with it, but it sure is nice to watch DH load the new dishwasher!
If I could only remember to THINK about what I was doing before I did it.