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?