I replaced the batteries in, cleaned off, and reset all the clocks on the Wall O' Clocks. Also set the living room clock and the bedroom clocks.
Attempted to figure out where the drainage for the dishwasher was clogged. Discovered that the repair of the dishwasher also fixed the light and disposal power problems. Go fig. However, the clog was not where the repair guy thought, so I smell like various nasty stuff for no good reason. The problem has to do with the hose that carries the dishwasher output into the disposal, which appears to be quite clogged. Further, in verifying this, I've ensured it won't go back onto the disposal, since it appears all that was holding it on there was several centuries of accumulated yuck. So I need a new hose. And I need to either clean off the input port on the disposal or replace the disposal. This latter is something we've been wanting to do for a long time, and this seems like it might be a good time for it. But it's a lot more effort than I'm up to putting in right now.
Promised myself I'd get an email out to everybody currently on the party invite list to say "hey, this is coming. which of these dates would work for you to be in seattle?". But I've hit a complete block trying to compose the email. I'll probably have to write several, since there are people on this list I haven't seen since high school or college, and many from out of state.