I wash my couple of dishes a day too WL, but use the DW when I have company, or cleaning.
Have one more area in the pantry to clean, and that is the floor, just have to put some pop into the outside frig and see whatelse is down there. Its a little mudroom type closet that the former people made into a pantry. I like that because I can keep my baking supplies in the kitchen and the rest of the food in the pantry.
Dining room is looking fine.
Mysterious Mistress of Motivation and Proprietress and Royal Pusher of the Postponed Projects