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2/05/2008

Broken

When we bought our house eleven years ago, we splurged on a big screen TV. E had always promised himself that if he ever owned a home, it would have a nice big television. It's a somewhat bulky rear projection set that we knew would not last forever. It up and died last week. I'd proclaimed many times that I could never have a smaller screen.

While we have settled on and even purchased a new bigass TV*, we have to figure out what to do with the old one. If it can be repaired, we may do that and donate it to a non-profit film organization. Or we may just sell off some of the parts. Anyway, the garage seemed like a nice holding spot in the meantime, but oh yeah, the garage door broke recently too. What seemed like a simple DIY repair is not and will involve hiring someone.

At least my broken dog, Cosette, is healing nicely. Her leg wound is healing, although she did start licking it again in spite of bitter spray. I've had to do some home bandaging. She continues on antibiotics for a bladder infection, but is perky and feeling well.

*Same size screen (56 inches), as our den is fairly small and anything bigger would just be obnoxious.

10 comments:

Chris said...

I've repaired our 54" rear-projection TV twice now to avoid buying a new one (both times replacing the convergence chips). The last repair was pretty hairy, having to solder jumper wires over damaged parts on the printed circuit board, so that will likely be the last time it gets repaired.

Our next one will be a flat screen, I'm sure. We just bought a 36" flat screen for the computer/video game room upstairs.

Peeved Michelle said...

I hate our 55" rear-projection TV now. I want a flat screen. We just got rid of DirecTV though and giving up TV for awhile so we don't even need one. Have you looked into selling it ever? I think I will check it out on Craigslist. Also, please pardon the rambling!

the slackmistress said...

The bitter spray does nothing for Daisy, either. The only bitterness seems to come from the fact that I wasted my money!

Nanette said...

Here's to everything/one being fixed soon!

Shayne said...

Hooray for big-ass TVs!!!

justJENN said...

Why's everything breaking?

Caveman said...

I've been working at the former geek paradise Radio Shack for close for 4 months, and the only "big ass t.v." I've seen sold was to my own manager..

Keely said...

Glad Cosette is feeling better! :)

acmcclendon said...

as justjenn says - why is everything breaking? symbolically, is there anything going on that would account for this?
:-)
glad cosette is getting better, the poor thing!

Aggie said...

I'm looking forward to seeing TV on my little mini movie screen. Not that I watch alot of it, but I'd rather watch it on a big ass TV than not.

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