Angela Law

animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook


When we renovated the bathroom many years ago, we put in a new tub. About 5 years later, the tub started having issues with the finish. A Google search told me that issues with the finish were common in the model we purchased. Just my luck. Not surprisingly, the problem worsened over time so I started looking into bathtub refinishers and found one that looked pretty good. I had the tub refinished on Monday and am very pleased with the results. It has a 5 year warranty, so there’s a good chance the new finish will last longer than the original. The first time I took a bath, I felt like I was in a hotel–it’s been so long since the tub looked good. It was well worth the cost.

a quiet place part ii

Much like the first movie, this was really good (though not particularly great to knit to since there was barely any dialog). I especially liked the alien invasion part–they did not explain that at all in the first movie (from what I can recall). The ending was rather open-ended, so I wonder if part 3 is in the works.

My rating: 4/5

dishwasher update

So, after getting my dishwasher fixed last month, I noticed it wasn’t drying dishes. I’m fairly certain this wasn’t a problem before. At first, I thought it needed Jet-Dry, which it did. But the dishes were still wet after that. I also noticed that it wasn’t very hot in there at the end of a cycle, so I tried opening the dishwasher at various points in the cycle and found that the heating element isn’t working.

I’m hoping that they forgot to hook something back up after disassembling the dishwasher to install the new motor, but what are the chances? I tried looking myself, but the heating element is in the back so you’d have to take the dishwasher out and put it on it’s back to view the area. No thanks.

Anyway, Krisay’s is coming next Friday to look at it. I’m not too excited about the prospect of another repair. But since I’ve spent so much already on it, I will probably have to do just that–unless it’s something ridiculous like the control board.

On the plus side, I can still run the dishwasher. If I get the hot water running before I start it, it cleans just fine. So, worst case, I could just keep running it like this until the next thing breaks. We’ll see what happens.


This was a pretty good movie about a young Korean-American family who moved from California to Arkansas in order to start a farm. It starred Steven Yuen (better known as Glenn on The Walking Dead) and it was interesting to see him in more of a traditional role. It turns out that he’s a good actor.

My rating: 4/5


This movie starred Bob Odenkirk of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul fame. I’ll give it this much–it was a good action flick. But, I need a little more from a movie than that.

My rating: 3/5