Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Marvelous Machines and School Struggles

I got a dishwasher! I've been stalking craiglist ads in my area for months now, hoping that someone would post a (1)working portable dishwasher (2)for a reasonable price (3)when I actually had money to be able to spend on it. Last week, that ad was posted.

It's a half-sized, portable dishwasher and it works brilliantly. I've only used it three times so far, since I've actually become quite the hand-washing dish-ninja, but when I have utilized it, it's been sorely needed. As a consequence, I haven't had a kitchen-cleanliness-related mental breakdown since we brought it home! Less stress leads to less migraines, which leads to an easier existence! And I am all about making my existence easier.

In other fantastic news, I've been gifted a sewing machine! It's an ancient Morse, model still unknown, and I don't have a manual for it, but I managed to thread it and get it to work long enough to find out that the motor needs replacing (well, all I saw were sparks and smoke, it took a few good men to determine that it isn't something reparable), but a motor is fairly cheap, at least compared to a sturdy old beauty like this girl here.

SO PRETTY. Also, she weighs a freaking TON.

In more stressful news, I'm getting the runaround from my school counselors regarding what accommodations I qualify for. I say captions are really important for a chronic migraineur's comprehension of video, they say captions are only for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing. I'm currently crafting an email to the head disability dude at my school and I'm hoping that my thorough explanation of what videos are like for me and what it means to have captions (or transcripts) available in a learning environment will sway him to help me out. This is why people sue! If no one will listen, what other option is there?


Migrainista said...

Dishwashers are amazing to have. I hope that you will find the joyful relief if having it.

Love the sewing machine! They just don't build them like they used to.

Good luck with your accommodation fight. The fact that you are telling them what you need and they are not listening seems crazy to me.

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

That looks like a fantastic sewing machine once it gets a motor fixed - they go out on new ones too. It will last longer than the plastic ones they sell now!!!
Yeah on the dishwasher - love Craigslist - I am doing a Craiglist bathroom remodel, may take a couple of years but I have time.
Go for it on the accommodations. I made my college concede. You can too!!!