In addition to my dishwasher problems and that friggin’ toilet , the tape deck in my car is acting wonky (thanks to Paul for introducing me to that great word). Something’s up with the mechanism inside and the tape just isn’t sitting correctly in there, hence, no sound.

I spent an hour last night fighting with the dishwasher trying my damndest to fix it myself. I lost.

Sometimes I wish I had some sort of handyman instincts. I’m always afraid I’ll either electrocute myself or chop some fingers off (I get nervous sticking my hand into the garbage disposal, even when no one else is near the ON switch). Unfortunately, the most I can do is unclog a toilet. Beyond that, I’m pretty useless.