My dishwasher drowned in the flood. The nice adjuster who was here explained that it's because the motor is underneath. Who knew? So now I wash dishes by hand after each meal, which is okay because I don't run out of spoons because they're all in the dishwasher. But I don't like drying dishes, so I decided to try to buy a dish drainer. I wasn't sure they were still around because frankly, I haven't seen or used one in probably 30 years. I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond and, not certain the clerk would know what I was talking about, asked if they had a dish drainer. Surprise! They had several. I bought the smallest, cheapest one...and I got a 20% flood-victim-discount.
Seeing it sitting on the counter makes me feel a bit like June Cleaver. Yes, I know--some of you use dish drainers all the time, but I have been too lazy all these years to wash dishes without relying on a machine
Seriously though, the most important thing I've learned from the flood is how kind people are and how fortunate I am to have friends who care and take the time to check to see how I'm doing and if I need help with anything. In spite of everything, feel truly blessed.