No TV! Our TV blew something yesterday. The screen went out of proportion and then we smelled some kind of burning while we were watching the Looney Tunes right after I posted. We turned off the TV and the DVD/VCR player and I checked them both and found the smell to be coming from the TV.
Well, it isn’t a big loss. We don’t have any TV reception. We just use it to watch movies or we get shows on DVD and watch them at our leasure. The kids had a fit. They didn’t know how they were going to finish the LT shows. I let them watch them on the computer today. I just don’t like how small the computer screen is. It’s very hard to be comfortably laying on the couch 7 feet away and see the screen easily. For that reason, TV shopping will happen when paycheck time comes.
I don’t allow the kids to watch much stuff though. Only about an hour or an hour and a half during the course of a day. Sometimes not even that much. Jeremy and I like to watch an episode of something after they go to bed. Monk, Lost, Law and Order: CI and that kind of stuff. (BTW, Lost is so confusing sometimes. It’s hard to wait to see the next episode to find out what happens next.)
Now… how do I get rid of the bad TV? It’s not allowed to be put with our trash. I’m almost thinking of just putting it out with a sign that says, “Free messed up TV, for those who like to tinker.”