Dependent Origination

I have fixed two problems for our Samsung washer in the past few months.

First, “SUD” is the error code displayed. Solution: pour white vinegar into the detergent drawer and then start a full wash cycle. Then it is gone. Very easy.

Second, “ND” is the error code. This is a way more serious problem. It means water is not draining from the washer. Of all circumstances, the washer went into this shocking state (together with flooding water for the entire laundry room) the night before I left for a Germany trip. So frustrating. You can Google and Youtube for tutorials. In short, the reason can be twofold: (1) the washer itself isn’t draining water; (2) the standing pipe that is connecting to your washer to the sewer system isn’t draining water. To fix the first problem, you find a low and shallow pan and open up the hold at the bottom of the washer. I realize there is such a hole during this fix. Never before did I pay any attention to that part of the machine. Open the hose and drain water. Finger crossed hoping your machine would work after this fix. You can start a wash+spin cycle after this to test it out. Better yet, check if the standing pipe is having any connection issue. Turned out that I had accidentally pushed off a heavy bottle of something off the washer and it knocked the standing pipe off a little. And that was the reason.

It is not easy to find that out. Because given the size of our laundry room, to check the standing pipe you have to move the washer and dryer out first. And that was some REAL work, for one person. In fact, I only cleaned up the floor of the laundry room, lay out the wet clothes to dry before my Germany trip. And came back to fix it. After two days, I tentatively started the wash + spin cycle, only to discover it did work, with me only draining the washer itself. But a few days later, the ND error code came back. And this time, with the hubby home, he moved the two machines a bit, and discovered the culprit bottle of things.

The washer has been reliably working for eight years. What a mess when it broke down. Here is for its continuing health for another ten or twenty years!

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诵完打卡。第七遍结束。

很好看。很好看。导演张扬。虽然是个电影。不是纪录片。是有编剧和演员的。但是仍然看得见藏族这个民族的特殊地方。具备业果正见的生活,是什么样子的。很有它的吸引力。善良。平和。友爱。互助。合作。唯一的缺陷,就是太穷了。。。

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看介绍和review就觉得这是一本非常好看的书。可惜看的时候却不是这么觉得的。都想给两星。但是还是给三星吧。因为不管怎么说,里面介绍了一个一战的时候在德国占领的法国北部run了一个一百多个agents的Spy Network的女的。Louise de Bettignies是她的真名。在书里叫Lili。看这本小说最大的收获就是知道了历史上曾经有过这么精彩的一号人物。她是一个小贵族,做家庭女教师的。一战来临的时候,不满足于那些传统的女性支持战争的方式,比如当护士,做绷带等等,选择了做间谍这条路。而且很好的管理了一百多个其他间谍,有男有女。战后对她的评价是还没有超过她的谍报工作的。

书里的一些故事plots就是档案里面记录下来的Louise的真实故事。比如没有proper documents是如何混过德法边境的。这本书里面最耀眼的人物就是Lili。尤其印象深刻的是Lili对Eve的体贴和帮助。在Eve人生最confuse的时候,Lili的温暖超过了我最wild的想象。一千零二十四个赞👍

另外一个印象深刻的就是书的结尾,Lili的结局。十分震撼。最后作者还附了一封Louise在监狱里面写给母亲的信。她刚刚收到判决。跟母亲说自己all broken。请母亲为自己祈祷。自己现在虽然软弱,但是明天就会找到力量。这么有活力,这么有生命力,有感染力的一个人,也有自己的软弱。而且并没有藏起来。她告诉自己的亲人。但是也明确地知道自己能够从哪里能够找回力量。这才是她最强大的地方。这个人给我留的印象太深刻了。

回到这本书上。不管怎么说我还是看完了。而且是熬夜看完了。主要的complain就是双线并行。一个是Eve在一战的经历(Lili的Spy Network的故事)。另一个是二战刚结束,Charlie另外一个跟一战时的Eve差不多年纪的小姑娘寻找自己失散的cousin Rose的故事。最后当然两线要meet up,然后大结局。一战的故事要好看很多很多。可以给五星。但是二战之后的这个小姑娘的故事就有点落俗套,寻找自己的存在。只能给两星。甚至一星。所以看着看着,我就会开始速读:)一战的故事开始就好好看:)

从结构上面其实不错的。转换narrative很熟练。但是就是其中一条线的质量不行。所以为整体作品减分减了很多。

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这是七月份在科罗拉多看的电影。挺好看的。结束的时候,我觉得,怎么这就完了?说明一直都在看哈。演员年纪都很轻。讲的就是几个陆军小孩儿怎么survive的。他们还真的挺折腾的。装卫生兵。好不容易混上了一艘船。没开多远就被击沉了。被救上了潜水艇。结果正高高兴兴吃晚饭的时候,又被鱼雷击中。差点儿淹死。泡在水里,一个拉一个,终于又游回了海滩。然后想着再搞一艘船吧。结果进了一个陷阱。真是费了老鼻子劲了。最后还是从海滩上被各种小船救了。

海军就是通过一艘民船来体现的。故事也很有意思。还有跟空军的结合。至于空军。看完电影,老公说英军就一架飞机✈️吗?因为电影里真的就只有这一架飞机。最后结尾没油了降落在德国海滩上的时候酷呆了。希望这个fictional的pilot能够战后平安归来。我search了一下,没有找到历史原型。

看完电影,去看Wiki打算refresh一下对敦刻尔克的记忆。发现英文介绍完全看不懂。只好放弃了。中学世界历史,应该也是够了。

收拾房间,发现2016年5月的电影票。原来2016年还看了X-Men!但是居然什么都想不起来了。只好去IMDB上面search了一下下。直到看了synopsis才回忆起这个电影。嗯。其实我记得的还挺多。就是把埃及全忘了。

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