Monday, September 20, 2010

I want my MTV

Or any television, more specifically.

We have been sans television for about 2 months. Within this time period I have realized that Netflix is awesome, but "Modern Family" is better. And Saturday mornings with "Giada at Home" feel like a long lost friend. Don't get me started on HGTV and the four-star programming I am missing. Or my favorite background to cooking dinner-"Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune." Yes, I am a tv junkie. Scott knew who he married.

Why are we without television but paying for it? Well we had our tv mounted on the wall and discovered the cable line was too short. Also, there was a miss-communication with DirecTV (the irony is not lost on me) and they neglected to send us the HD box and would not upgrade us despite Scott's masterful negotiating. After finally ordering a cable, and a new box, the company canceling the box order because I'm sure they realized it was a flawed price at the pennies they were selling it for, we are now just waiting to buy a new HD box and then for a free weekend to venture into the 99 degree attic to hook this all up. And by 'we' of course I mean Scott, and I will help by shouting encouraging words from the living room.

I am not very helpful with electronic home maintenance projects. Painting rooms-yes. Cooking dinner, cleaning--always on time, always spic and span. Trying to program the tv remote? I tend to give up. For the record though, I did almost call in support when putting on a slip cover, but felt like Eli Whitney when I engineered (hah) it to work despite the directions. And then the devil cat known as Atticus went to town biting it and clawing, but that's another story for another day.

I think Scott is waiting for the day I actually help when it comes to these tasks. Right now I'm just doing an effective job of keeping a Honey Do list.


Twinkle Toes said...

encouraging is a gift!

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