Angela Law

animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook
 

john wick: chapter 3 – parabellum

On Saturday night, I watched the last of the John Wick movies that are available to me. He sure had to kill a lot of people in this one! The one thing I don’t like about this series is how they sort of tout his dog sidekick, but then the dog hardly has any scenes. Much like the 2nd movie in the series, I could probably use a break between these, but it is what it is. We’ll see how I feel about the 4th one once I’m able to watch it.

My rating: 3/5

kick the keg

The nonprofit I’m involved with had a Kick the Keg fundraiser at The Fifth last night. They donated a keg of beer and we received all proceeds from the sale of beer from that keg. We haven’t gotten the numbers yet, but there was a pretty good turnout thanks to The Evergreens donating their time to perform during the event. Our donation box received way more donations than I expected. So, I’d deem this fundraising effort a success based on that.

working weekend

It was a busy weekend for me. On Saturday, I decided to install a new bathroom exhaust fan. I bought one with slightly more power than the existing fan. It was by the same manufacturer, so it was almost the same size, which made the installation easier. Good thing, because it turned out to be a bigger pain in the neck than I had expected. I guess when you’re dealing with electrical connections and ductwork, things are going to take a bit. Also, it was located in a very cramped area of the attic, which didn’t make things easier. Anyway, the biggest problem I had with it was after it was installed. I went to attach the light assembly and the screw wasn’t long enough. I’m not sure why this wasn’t a problem with the previous fan, but this one must have been designed a little differently. I know why there was a problem–the bathroom ceiling is furred out to accommodate another ceiling over the plaster, so I wasn’t able to install it low enough. The actual problem was that I couldn’t figure out how to remove the screw that the light assembly attached to as it was part of the motor housing and there wasn’t enough room to remove it. So, I consulted an expert and asked Jake if he had any ideas. He said to bend the tab that the screw was on so that it could be removed. Genius! It was pretty thin metal and was easy to bend. I did that and used a longer screw and was good to go. Hopefully, this fan will last a long time because I’m not doing this project again.

Today was easier. I’ve been prepping the office kitchen to be painted in recent weeks. Today, I painted the crown molding and finished patching the walls. I plan on painting the walls next weekend and then the door, window, and floor trim shortly after that. We haven’t painted since we bought the building (in 2008!) so it’s overdue. I’ll probably do all of it rather than hire someone because I like having a project to work on, but I don’t like it so much that I’m going to overtax myself to get it done. I’ll do a couple of rooms a year until it’s done. Besides the kitchen, there are 3 offices, a bathroom, and a hall. There’s the downstairs, too, of course, but that was just painted, so it should be good for a while.

john wick 2

I watched the 2nd installment of the John Wick series last night. I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first one, but maybe I would have if more time had passed.

My rating: 3/5

holly

I have to admit, I wasn’t the hugest fan of this character when she was first introduced in the Mr. Mercedes series. Not that I had anything against her, but she wasn’t that memorable to me.

However, I loved this novel, where she was the main character. It reminded me of Grafton’s alphabet series but with a Stephen King slant. Unlike most of his books, this one didn’t have a supernatural angle. Some of my favorite stories from him are ones like that.

I’m hoping for more Holly tales in the future!

My rating: 4/5