Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I have a post up at New England Mamas, if you want to go read me wax poetic about the Red Sox. And if you don't, well, ppppptttttppppp.

My TV died the other week. I was watching the game and the screen went all blue and green and then it went "pop" and shut itself off. When I tried to turn it back on - because, that's what you do, you mash buttons. Don't say you don't, we all do it. Power goes out? Flip the light switches. Elevator not coming quickly enough? Smash that button again and again and again. It makes it work better. Or something. Anyway, I tried to turn it back on and it went "clickclickclickclickclickpop" and shut itself off again. I retrieved my trusty little transistor radio and listened to the rest of the game on the WRKO radio network.

The next day, I called Sony, the maker of said TV. They were less than helpful and after talking with Jason, who sounds like Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, determined that I had to call a local repair shop because they couldn't tell me what was wrong with the TV. The local repair shop wanted $75 just to come look at it. Since the TV cost us about $300 total, I'm guessing getting a new one would be cheaper.

Well, it would be cheaper if we had money to spare. But we don't. Freecycle to the rescue. Monday night, someone posted that they had a 27" TV to give away. Yay! I trotted out there to pick it up yesterday and TCBIM hooked it up today.

Alas, everything appears as though you're seeing it thru night vision goggles. Very, very, very green.

Looks like it's back to the dinky little 17" we'd retired to the attic.

Boy, I really need to win the lottery....

1 comment:

Angewl said...

Damn. I am sorry. Maybe you could ask on freecycle for one?