And then I don't even know what happened, but after we had the gaping hole in the wall that was knocked out fixed, we never repainted it. They broke my house and I was left with a two story white wall that is too tall for me to paint myself.
My husband loves that TV. He's also addicted to the video game he plays on it.
All my friends told me to just go buy a new TV. I'm not sure why everyone thinks we can afford to go buy a new TV after my husband has been unemployed for half a year. What's that about? Does everyone have $1200 just laying around? We certainly don't! And then I would say the other problem is we can't get the TV downstairs and even if we could, our truck died last week, too. Thanks, Mercury in Retrograde! My friends who have not been to my house told me just to put it on Craig's List. Yeah, like I want some stranger coming over and breaking my house again. Or killing me over a broken TV.
I googled and saw that our problem was common in this model TV and got an idea of part prices then called a repair man.
When the repair man got here, he looked around and the first thing he asked me was how we got the TV up the stairs. And just as I was about to answer him, he looked over the the stairs again and said, because you'll have to hire movers if I can't fix this.
Ah, the repair man speaks sarcasm! That is a language I am familiar with.
He took apart our TV and took the pieces back to his shop to work on. I hope he'll be back before the next episode of True Blood.
When I mentioned on twitter that our TV broke, many people suggested we just go without a TV forever and just watch shows online. Many people also wanted to be sure that no matter what, I not buy a new TV at WalMart, Target, or Best Buy. Some of the people most adamant about me not shopping at WalMart or Target were also very pro-watching on-line. This shocked me!
I don't shop at Best Buy but I do shop at WalMart and Target (and independent local stores, too) and I think you should shop where it makes sense for you to shop. You should do what is right for you and your family. My family makes TV shows. I am going to watch TV on a television set and support that industry of writers, artists, photographers, costume designers, musicians, and craftspeople. Remember the writers/writer's/writers' strike? A big part of that was about writers not being paid for shows when they play on-line. If everyone starts watching shows on-line or on YouTube instead of on TV, then the only people who make money on the shows are the production companies and the studios. It's kind of like when WalMart makes all the money and doesn't pay its employees. That is not OK with people when it's a place of business, but it seems fine with the general public when it's a TV show, movie, or music. And, crew people who are hired to work on cable shows (like True Blood, Dexter, and Entourage) are paid significantly less than crews on network TV shows even though they work the same 16 hour days. So if you watch those premium shows on-line without paying for cable, that is a double whammy. Just like there are real people who need jobs working at WalMart, there are real people (my husband and our brother) making those TV shows we all love. I'm going to keep watching TV.
*There's Suki in the stairway of doom.
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