the dead don’t die

The trailer was so good for this movie, I just had to see it even though it was critically panned. But, I should have listened to the critics this time, as it was a snoozefest. It had some pretty dazzling star power (Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloe Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover) going on, but not even Bill Murray could save this movie.

My rating: 2/5

here i go again

I talked about most of this when it was happening, but here’s a recap: I got a new washing machine in January 2018. It started throwing error codes a month later. A repairman from Krisay’s looked at it and couldn’t find anything wrong with it. It worked fine for a month after that and started erroring again in March. A different repairman came and replaced a bunch of parts. The machine worked for eight days before it started erroring again. Then, the repairman replaced the control unit and everything was working great until yesterday. Guess what? I’m getting the same error code again. Luckily, it wasn’t erroring until the end of the wash cycle for the first couple of loads I did. The last load of laundry errored in the middle. I eventually got it to rinse and drain, but it looks like I’m done using the washing machine until it gets fixed. Krisay’s will be hearing from me again on Monday.

This is very annoying. It’s a Whirlpool washer, by the way. I don’t recommend it. Oddly enough, we’ve had our Whirlpool refrigerator for 19 years and it’s still going strong. It did need fixed at one point, but it was relatively inexpensive and has been working great since. I purchased a Whirlpool dishwasher earlier this year, so now I’m kind of wondering about it. So far, no problems.

misfits market

I’m always disappointed when the CSA season comes to an end. While we eat a lot of canned and frozen vegetables all winter, the fresh selections at the grocery store leave something to be desired, so I don’t buy a whole lot of fresh veggies. I heard about Misfits Market and figured I’d give it a try. I’ve gotten a few boxes so far and I’m pretty happy with it. We’ve had pretty nice selections of stuff (and, unlike our CSA, they include fruit). I will say some of the more delicate stuff (like lettuce) doesn’t have a long shelf life, but I’ve been making it work. The price might be a little high, but I do feel like I’m getting a good amount of produce for my money. And, it’s organic, so you can’t beat that. While this isn’t going to replace my CSA subscription, it’s a nice supplement in the winter.

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everybody make a scene

Trick or Treat was last night and Jake and one of his friends handed out our candy. We did full-sized candy bars this year and that was the way to go–no putting a bunch of candy in bags for us and who doesn’t like a full-sized candy bar? We only had about 30 kids, so we’ll be doing the candy bar thing again next year. I’ve already put the Halloween decorations away and will enjoy my clutter-free house until mid-December, when we decorate for Christmas.

leave no trace

This was a pretty good movie about a father and daughter who live off the grid in the Pacific Northwest. It was directed by the same director as Winter’s Bone, another movie I really liked. Both were kind of in the same vein.

My rating: 3.5/5