Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I'm really scared...

ok...not scared but concerned and perhaps prematurely concerned. I have a potential situation...

There is something wrong with my television. This all kinds of wrong for all kinds of reasons. Not the least of which is timing. This is the absolute worst time or year for my television to blow. I have to buy gifts for other people, I have charities appealing, all on top of my my usual expenses. I have not budgeted for a new television set.

The first thing I did was plug it into a different outlet. It worked for about 45 minutes then faded out again. Sigh. I have no idea how old this set is or what could be its problem. I suppose if its really fading, I'll take it to the repair place around the corner. But that's going to require lots of orchestration. This thing is huge. I can't carry it. So now what? Find some kid in the building to help me I guess. Sigh. i really am slipping into spinsterhood. I can see it now. "Come here sweetheart. I need you to help me with something." It even sounds like an old lady appeal. It worked when I needed my car shoveled out of the snow though...

In the meantime...what will I do about my favorite shows? Actually I think they are still OK. They'll just get backed up on the DVR.

But a new TV....

A new TV would mean I don't have to carry the TV anywhere. I could put it out next to the incinerator chute, where I'm sure it would be immediately rescued. Or I could put it in the kitchen and turn it into a place to sit my plants on a stick post-it notes to until I did find a mover. And...I would be ready for the switch from analog to digital which happens in 2009. And...I'd probably end up with something lightweight and stylish. Hmm.

3 comments:

Naturally Sophia said...

I am going to recommend Craigslist for a pre-owned but still great drasticallly reduced T.V. I have to cut corners and save on surprise expenses myself as a single sistah too. Another option, if it's worth it, get that one repaired. I have very mixed feelings on the T.V. in the kitchen. It sounds pratical but also not chic. Just a thought...

Renea said...

Ahh, craigslist. Why didn't I think of that? I've used ebay before but never craigslist. Should I be worried about shady characters? There's no PayPal buffer here.
Even though I'd like a new TV, a used one would certainly be a better idea. But when I checked craigslist I found an in-home TV repair service. They don't work my neighborhood...but I'm hoping they will make an exception or refer me to someone else. Heck, maybe the repair shop around the corner makes house calls. I never thought about it before.

oh...cute sonogram!

brunsli said...

I'm sorry, I can't relate.