Well, I called in the experts and finally found out what’s wrong with my dishwasher. The problem is it’s a Samsung. And it looks like it’s going to cost me about $500 to fix. That’s the ballpark cost of a new dishwasher. In the meantime, the repairman suggested I might (emphasis on the “might”) be able to address the hellfire level interior temperatures and leakage by running it on “delicate” instead of “heavy”. Silly me. Of course the “heavy” setting is just for show. If running it on “delicate” yields middling results (ie. doesn’t clean my dishes), he suggests we could replace the temperature gauge (?) at a cost of $200ish – but that’s not guaranteed to solve the problem. It could be an electronics issue which could run upwards of $400. I’m thinking I could probably save money – and plenty of headaches – in the long run by just switching to plastic utensils and paper plates.
So, thumbs down on Samsung. But thumbs up for Navis Pack & Ship (Go Navis | Professional Packing, Custom Crating, Domestic …) that delivered my stuff from Toronto today, including ten fragile supervillain statues that arrived intact and ready for display.
The other day I received an email from a former colleague. Turns out Remi Aubuchon is in town working on his new show, Falling Skies, and suggested we get together for dinner. Sushi dinner to be more precise. Thus, last night, we got together for sushi at the relatively new Ki Restaurant…
It was a terrific evening. Great company, great conversation, great atmosphere, and okay food. We discussed Stargate, life after Stargate, projects past and present, and professional and personal developments.
We called it an early night as Remi had a morning location scout scheduled and wanted to be at his best for the field trip.
Hope he remembers to bring snacks for the ride.
Looks like Remi will be commuting back and forth between Vancouver and L.A. once he’s in production, so here’s hoping we get to catch up again in a couple of months. At which point I’ll try to convince him to swing by for a Falling Skies-related Q&A. Who’s in?