I've been b*tching and complaining about my dishwasher for days now - no matter how I arranged the dishes, half of the items in the bottom rack would come out FILTHY, even if I washed them several times. I checked to make sure nothing was blocking the arms, and I even ran the machine empty with some baking soda to clean it out, in case there was food stuck somewhere. Instead of all my whining and wailing I should just have asked Dennis to have a look at it. He took the racks out and worked his magic, and in very short order, I was able to run the machine with ever-so-delightful results. Thanks D - you take such good care of us!
Here's what the finished stitchery looks like - isn't she cute? Yes, that's a girl puppy ;)