There's an old saying "You don't know what you've got until it's gone."  Well... that's the story of my life.  I have a difficult time seeing things in the present and appreciating the moment while I'm in it.  I'm more of a hindsight kind of girl.  I don't really appreciate all of the modern conveniences in my life until they're gone and I have to do without them.  So, today... I'm going to appreciate the fact that my dishwasher is still functioning even though the bottom rack is broken.  The bad news is that I can't even purchase the replacement part to fix the darn thing... but I did figure out a way to allow it to run in the meantime.  The dishwasher is one kitchen appliance that gets frequent use, so going without it would be a nightmare.  It's a blessing for today... I just hope it will hold out until we can figure out a long term solution.