I changed out that part in the oven over the weekend. In the meantime, the gas smell has never quite gone away. $128 and a gas repair person later, he got the part's joint sealed. I had a pinpoint leak, almost but not quite sealed. Even with the massive cost overrun (the part only cost $40), this still cost less than a new oven.
Sep. 21st, 2017
Sometimes, TV surprises you. "The Perfect Pear" was one of those episodes. A children's TV show has no right producing an episode this sweet and heartfelt. This was one of those scripts that a producers rarely gets, one that must have floored them. I showed it to Jenny, and I found that the episode held up on rewatching. It's a reminiscing style story, with the story of the missing Apple parents being told. It should have come out too stilted or too saccharine, or a little too perfect, so that you don't buy it, but this scripts sails between Charybdis and Scylla, delivering us to the Golden Fleece. It really is an impressive little piece of TV, down to having a catching song, with just enough sweet to be darling and joyful, but down to earth enough so that it plans your feet even further into the story.