Saturday, January 03, 2009

The Second Television

My first television is still working fine, but…

But, (1) the people who make analog, or Standard Definition, tv’s probably won’t make them much longer.

Plus, (2) I’m on cable and don’t really need to buy a High Definition tv; an analog set will work quite well and without a converter box.

In addition, (3) I don’t know how much longer my 15-year-old set will continue working. Maybe another 15 years; maybe 1 year. It’s a crap shoot.

So I pulled my 13” out of its place and replaced it with a 20” standard-def. Easier said than done, as many people before me have said about many jobs before mine.

After a while, you have settled in with little bits and pieces of things fit in around the existing equipment. Also, in this case, I had to move the audio gear up one level on the entertainment center because it was easier to put the tv one shelf lower. Wires out, plugs out, cables out. Everything up, tv in, stuff re-wired.

The floor is now a mess with those little bits and pieces, mentioned above, scattered around waiting to be put where they actually belong. But those places are already filled with things that belong elsewhere. Alas.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the completion of your Phase-1 practical exam for Assembly 101. There will be no deduction made for the leftover parts as they can easily be attributed to the difference between the old and new component sizes. You will be notified of the time and place to report for your Phase-2 exam: the assembly of a gas grill. HJM '71

January 06, 2009 6:58 AM  
Anonymous ruthc said...

Doncha HATE when you have to rearrange your "stuff"!

I recently replaced my teenage TV with one that's thin. Where to put the cute decorations that go on top? Not to mention the antenna box!

January 06, 2009 10:24 AM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

Mr M:

Guy's up in his small plane and he hits a flock of geese. Plane can't fly anymore and he has to bail out.

His chute won't open, no matter how hard he tries. So he's in free-fall, two thousand feet to the ground.

Suddenly, there's a guy shooting straight up. "You don't see that every day in the week," he says.

So he shouts over, "Do you know how to open a parachute?"

The guy shouts back, "No! Do you know how to light a gas grill?"

January 06, 2009 1:59 PM  

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