Giuseppe and I have put a deposit on a new place to live, begining August 31st. It was a difficult decision, as we are very happy in our current residence, but decided it was time to go for a number of reasons. One, the new place is very close to Giuseppe’s job, which will virtually eliminate his commute. Also, I am being transferred to Laguna Beach, so my commute would be will be longer no matter what, considering the tourist traffic there. And lastly, of course, we are re-budgeting in preparation for baby! (The new place is less costly.)
Last night we were discussing our plans to furnish and organize the new apartment. I brought up the fact that we will need to purchase a new refrigerator, and we were discussing our options. This segued into the fact the new place does not have a dishwasher, which is an appliance that Giuseppe has grown to adore. He wants to purchase a portable dishwasher for the kitchen, but I argued that this is a bit of a frivolous expense, as it will be only the two of us and the baby. We don’t exactly dirty an excessive amount of dishes each day. (And I plan to nurse, using minimal bottles.)
His reply was this: “I don’t care if it is a bit expensive; the dishwasher is a GLORIOUS INVENTION.” How could I counter that?