It has been a busy week. The dreaded Tuesday has come and gone...thank goodness. Our tv, the big giant HD marvel I love so dearly went out last Saturday. While I was trying to figure out what the heck was wrong with it I pushed the off button and it spoke to me. I first thought it said, "I'm not working." To which I replied "No kidding!" Later in the handbook it said if the lamp was out the tv voice thingy would say "Lamp not working." Which makes a lot more sense than an uppity tv telling me it isn't going to work while I'm home alone with not that much to do.
We had bought this marvel at Circuit City two years ago and after a wrangle with my husband over the extended warranty we bought it. Now Circuit City has gone out of business and has no website and their phones don't work. Nada. So, I called my husband who was in the middle of Galveston Bay fishing in what sounded like a hurricane and the reception was sort of iffy, too. He told me to get the phone book and call TV repair places to find out what to do about our warranty. I thought that was akin to throwing darts at the phone book, so I went to the internet. I called this lovely lady who was either in India or had moved here and she told me the name of the company and called them for me to set up an appointment for them to come fix the lamp. She thought the not working thing was funny, too. The appointment time was Tuesday from 8-noon. It came and went and no tech. Hubby was nearly crazy after talking to all the people I'd talked to before and some others. I was whiney..because, well it was Tuesday and I felt like throwing up most of the day.
Today the repairman came and put the lamp in the tv and it works like it used to, but I think maybe better. He was from Vietnam and had a leg prosthesis. He was probably really glad hubby had moved the "bridge" off the towers where the tv lives. It might have been sort of hard for him to do on his own. I would have asked what happened but didn't really want to get that involved to maybe find out he had lost his leg during the war or something. He and his wife have moved to Texas from Washington DC and they love it here. She has asthma and needed to get to a drier climate her doctor told her. Personally I think she should go to a really good allergist and get tested for what she is really allergic to. Ya'll couldn't tell I was born in the South, now could you? I think I showed remarkable restraint in asking too many personal questions.
Anyway, back to Thom and the thing I stole from him...my hair was blonde when I was a little girl, but she looks pretty good to me. Thanks Thom...I really didn't have much tonight. Good luck with the move.
Your Hillbilly Name Is: Sandra Dee Birmingham
Ain'tcha got one better'n that un