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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bad News Turns To Good News

October 19, 2014

Good morning.  It's quite early, so it is still dark outside.  Last night, the cooler temps moved back into our area, so I turned the heat back on.   This whole week will be cool with a bit of rain.  I suppose it's to be expected.  After all, it is Autumn.

Well, the TV saga continues.  Friday afternoon, Joe and I went food shopping, and when I got home poor Pogo was rather upset.  It seems that the TV screen went on the fritz again.  I quickly unplugged the TV, and plugged it into the new power surge strip that I had just bought.  When I turned the TV back on it was working just fine.

Ah, but that's too easy.  A little while later, the screen went to all squiggly lines and that was all she wrote.  It was totally fried!  Here's a photo of what I was looking at.  I sent the photo in a message to my SIL Eddie and asked if he could stop by and take the TV out and set my bedroom TV up in the living room.  I spend most of my time in this room.

Later that evening, Dee and Eddie came by, and Eddie unhooked the bad TV and got the other TV set up in the living room.  Thank goodness I had the other TV.  Thank goodness for Eddie too!  Eddie told me that the bad TV could still be used for the input, so he took it to my eldest grandson for his video games.  Wow, recycling at it's best!

Yesterday afternoon I spent some time on-line shopping around for another TV.  I finally decided on one that I found at Best Buy.  It is the same size as my other TV, 40", and the price was good.  Also, I still had my $100 gift certificate that I got when I bought my new phone at Best Buy, and I was able to apply it towards the new television.  Super!!

There was one more piece of good news.  The shipping was free, and my TV should arrive by next Monday.  Obviously this put me in a super duper mood.  I spent the rest of the afternoon putting a few more rows on the lavender afghan, and working on the smaller lapghan. 

While I was doing my research and shopping on the computer, my little guy was happily ensconced in front of his new door, keeping an eye on a couple of young squirrels who were feasting on the bird seed.  It was warm out, so I had the bottom window up a bit so that Pogo could hear all the outdoor sounds better.

Last night, Pogo and I turned in rather early, around 10 p.m., and promptly fell asleep.  This explains why we're up so early this morning.   The first thing I did, was to make a snack for Pogo.  He had slept right through his late night snack and was quite hungry.

Well, that's about all the news for this morning.  Today, I want to get a few gifts wrapped and packed into boxes.  Later, I need to clean out a tall plastic set of drawers to keep my yarn in.  This will make it easier to see what I have on hand.

Now I'm going to mosey on out to the kitchen and make a nice hot cup of coffee.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Angelicastar said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww, Pogo look so cute sitting at the door. You dress him very well. My girls have cute little dresses also. My neighbor usually laugh when he see us sitting outside and they are dressed. I can only dress them on cool days because it's so hot here. What type of breed is your little guy?

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

When I saw that picture and before I had read your story, I though it was a new yarn that you were going to make a afhgan out of. It is pretty, and I like the colors ... but not on a TV screen. Ugh ... Ours goes out once in awhile and we have to call comcast to get it up and running again. Usually happens when there is a lot of wind or some kind of storm around. Good for you that you are going to have a new TV ... that will be nice and hopefully trouble free.

Did a little garden work today and now I have to shower because I am going to a baby shower this afternoon. It should be fun because it is all of the "Fundoggers", Izzi's agaility friends. No dogs this time, we are going to meet the newest Fundogger, Cheryls first grandbaby. New babies are fun and being a Grandma is a wonderful thing, as I know you know :)

I am headed down to put together a care package for my son to take back with him. He will be leaving for his job while I am at the shower so I need to get it ready now. Then I might sneak a taste of the leftover Chilli Mac I mad yesterday ... ummmm ummm good. Well you have a nice lazy Sunday, Edna and I will see you tomorrow.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Edna B said...

Angelica, he's a very tiny Yorkshire Terrier, weighs only six pounds. He weighed three pounds when I got him from the shelter two years ago.

My last fur baby was a Chinese Crested Powderpuff, and she had two drawers full of pretty dresses and other clothes.

They bring us so much joy that it is only right that we spoil them. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

The Queen Jester said...

Your photo of the TV screen would make a great background texture. It's actually quite lovely and even though it's a hassle, your new TV sounds like a lot of fun.
You refer to going to bed "early" at 10 PM....we seldom make it to that time. It's all we can do to make it to 10 PM, and it's not like we don't sleep in. This retirement stuff has really made us lazy...but we enjoy it!

smiekeltje said...

Oh gosh, your tv finally decided to "die"for good! Great you still had the other one.
And you did good business on the new one, with that gift certificate!
Wishing that the new tv will have a very long life!
Your Pogo is looking so cute, sitting in front of the door. But what am I saying? Pogo ALWAYS looks cute, hahaha.
A couple of weeks ago I took all the yarn out of their plastic bas too, and assembled them in a big shopping bag, and now the closet looks a bit less messy.
Hope your tv arrives soon and can be installed without any trouble.
Porbably Eddie will do that for you, hey?
Have a wonderful day.

Grandma Sarge said...

Good news is always the best to write about but sometimes the bad news leads to good news.

And the little guy is such a cutie, in his sweater. Give him lots of love!