And I might still have no idea where to go from here in fixing the ice maker.
I'm not sure what happened. It's been a bit temperamental in the past, but never for several days straight. (I did take out the bucket to clean it a couple of days ago and then the icemaker stopped working, but I don't understand how those could be related.)
I'm thinking it's a problem with the heater coil thing on the bottom (maybe I need to watch the video again, but I know what I'm talking about in relation to what I saw in the video).
If I have to empty the freezer to figure it out, I'm not sure where I'm going to put all of my frozen food. (I'm also not confident that I'll be able to do much once I have easier access to the ice maker.)
Related (at least in my head):
I have now memorized how to take apart the sink to remove clogs (so disgusting). I don't have to watch that video anymore.
I gave up on trying to get the towel bar to stay on the bathroom wall (not sure who put it up, but I'm convinced some of the hardware was put on upside down). The two end pieces that hold the bar are so loose. If we don't pull the towel perfectly straight up (and replace it likewise), the bar and at least one endpiece fall off of the wall resulting in an obnoxious metallic clanking and some choice grumblings. Instead of dealing with it anymore, Pic and I put up those 3M plastic hooks. (We've done this also to have a place to hang our handtowel in the bathroom. Why is there no handtowel rack?)
Now I just have to figure out some kind of solution to the gate latch and the upper gate hinge falling off.
"How to Make a Buttercream Rose" by Global Sugar Art
Kind of mesmerizing.
(Okay, so Deb linked to some other videos, but, as I said, six years. I clicked the first link but the video was way too blurry for me. Didn't try the second one. Found this instead. And by found, I mean it came up as a suggested video when the blurry one ended.)
Thinking about the Gatsby remake brings to my mind what seems to be a rumor about a Guys & Dolls remake.
I saw somewhere that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum (not sure who he is) might play Nathan and Sky. I'm guessing Gordon-Levitt for Nathan and Tatum for Brother Sky. I have no idea who would play either Adalaide or Sarah.
I'm hoping this is a go, even though I do have to admit how entirely obnoxious the men can be regarding the women (and women in general) in this show.
Haven't been reading much lately. There's so much that I want to read, but I'm in a bit of a reading slump. I've checked out Catch 22, but I'm not getting anywhere in the book.
And, anyhow, I'm having a difficult time writing here this last week.
I've been overwhelmed by news of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. I haven't talked to Pic about it and we made sure that she wasn't around when family members had the news on the television.
We've talked to Pic about death before. She and I have talked about it (what feels like) a lot, actually. I don't want her to have the incapacitating, overwhelming thoughts that I sometimes have about the subject, so I'm trying to explain to her the best I can about what it means.
She knows what I believe and I've told her what some other people believe. She knows that we don't have definite answers and that's the part that's so disconcerting, right?
Every once in a while, she'll tell me she wants to live forever and she wants Cardo and me to live forever too. I try to tell her that I wouldn't want to live forever, but I don't want her to think that I would want to leave her. I've told her that we can hold on to loved ones in our memories of them, but we both know that's not the same as having them in our lives.
I can't imagine living without her. She's the same age as some of the kids who were killed (even to type that phrase makes my throat close).
Is it fair of me to hide from her the fact that sometimes things like this happen to kids?
This Sesame Street clip is one I've watched before and I think it's great as a conversation starter. I also think it shows the importance of a supportive and loving community. (And the importance of children's programming on public tv.)