I've finally installed the dishwasher. Or at least it's sitting in the big empty gap next to the washing machine. It's also sticking out about 5" beyond the washing machine, thus blocking the door to the cupboard full of important doodahs such as the water turning off valve thingy. Since my need to get to the cupboard is more than the dishwasher, I've comprimised by opening the door and _then_ installing the dishwasher. The door won't now shut, but it means that when the dishwasher explodes and starts spewing water all over the place, I can at least turn the water off.