Some (Vince and Chad) would disagree but I don’t ask for a lot around here. I detest TV. I do not understand having it on all the time. To me, sitting for hours a day watching TV is like sitting on your butt and letting life pass you by. I can understand watching sports occasionally . . not every single thing that’s on though; I can understand watching the news occasionally but it’s never good news so who wants to hear bad news all the time; I can understand watching the weather because after all . . we can do so much to change it if we don’t like it! 🙂 Truly, if I had my way, we wouldn’t have a TV in this house. Shows you how much say I have around here. I try not to complain and moan too much about the TV but even when I’m sitting upstairs spending quality time with Vince . . me doing handwork of some sort and him watching TV or sleeping in the recliner, the TV aggravates the heck out of me because when I want to say something, I can tell that Vince is wanting me to wait til the commercial and by then, I’ve forgotten what I was going to say. So . . probably every wife in America is feeling the same way I feel, right?
I did put my foot down and say NO TV IN THE BEDROOM and so far, up until today, that’s been the law at the cave.
Thanksgiving Vince and my dad went shopping. This came home with them.
The TV we had in the family room is just a little over a year old and it’s 32″ or 36″. So we had a discussion about the TV and I thought the new one was going to be returned but no . . the new one was unpacked and put into the entertainment center.
We have Dish Network now. Vince began talking to Direct TV. Thought he was getting a better deal. Then he did some negotiating with Dish Network. Then this young man arrives. I said “What are you doing, sir?” He said “I’m installing this, this, that and this, putting a new dish on the house and hooking up the master bedroom.” And then I said “WHAT?” And then Vince gave me this look that meant . . we’ll discuss this later and he’s so right! At least Vince told the guy we don’t wear shoes inside the house! That gets him some points.
This is the TV I have in the basement. The only reason it’s here is that a few times a day I check the stock market . . or I used to. Not sure my heart can take it anymore so I rarely turn it on.
Now . . XM Radio . . can’t live without that! But I’m working while it’s on. I’m not sitting on my behind listening to it. Anyway, seems as though the plan is to bring the 32″ or 36″ TV that was upstairs down to the basement so Vince can spend time with me while I sew. I’m assuming since he’s activating the plug in the bedroom, there’s a plan for a TV to be purchased for that room because (1) there’s no way anyone is going to watch this dinky little TV after watching a 40″ TV in the family room; (2) the picture tube or something is going out in this one I’ve had in the basement. Everything has a reddish pink shadow. (3) When we moved, the movers broke the on/off button so no doubt this TV isn’t going to be used anywhere else in the house.
So, there’s tumoil at the cave. I’m definitely losing a battle that I’ve been fighting for too many years! Don’t feel too bad for me . . it could be worse. I think of people who have real problems in their life and I know this is nothing but dang it . . I hate TV and it’s one of those things that every time I see it on, I want to bonk someone on the head!