Sunday, February 1, 2009
Hi everybody. We went to Spokane for Dylan's cardiologist appointment for his new heart murmur on Thursday. Before the appointment we decided to go to Target. We've been thinking about getting a new TV for awhile now, so while we were at Target I wandered over to electronics to get a Wii game (we'll get into that later) and saw a 32" Magnavox flat panel TV for $200 less than it normally cost, and about $100 less than the other TV's we had been looking at doing price comparisms. So I went and grabbed Faith, who can apparently spend 45 minutes picking out two shirts, and told her about the TV and asked her to come over and look at it. So 30 minutes and 1 shirt later Faith shows up. She likes the TV, I like the TV, so we load one onto the cart and buy it. Whoo-hoo! We get it home, and get to hooking it up. We get the satellite box and our DVD player hooked up, go to turn everything back on and our DVD player won't turn on. So we spend the next 30 minutes switching which outlet it's plugged into, moving extension cords all over the house, and listening to me curse. We can get it to come on for a minute, then it goes off again. Faith starts laughing and I ask her why she's laughing and she says guess what brand of DVD player we have? It's a bleeping Magnavox, just like our new TV. We bought that DVD player less than a year ago, and it already broke. Great. So the next day Faith calls Magnavox and they pretty much say sorry about your luck, go buy a new one. Jerks. So we take the DVD player apart, I mean at this point it can't anymore broken, and don't see anything obviously wrong, but what the heck do we know about the internal workings of a DVD player. I find a fuse, pull it out, clean it off, put it back, and the DVD player starts working. So we put it all back together, plug it back in, and turn it on. We put a movie in to test it, and it won't read the movie, then it starts making the most horrible noise I've ever heard. So we're like crap, guess we get to buy a new one. Back to the Wii really quick, part of the deal with Faith going to Mexico is that I get a Nintedo Wii. So before we go to Spokane I call every place I can think of and nobody has one in stock. So I order one off the internet, paying about $20 for shipping, it should be here next week. So yesterday we go to Walmart to get a new DVD player, but we change it up and go to Omak instead of Colville. We get a new DVD player, (another Magnavox, I swear my brain just turns off when Faith starts trying to convince me of something) then stop at Starbucks so Faith can get some coffee. Right next door to Starbucks is a game crazy with a big sign that says "Nintendo Wii: In stock!" Crap. I mention my inability to catch a break, and Faith says "I didn't want to tell you but I saw a few people with Wii's in their cart in that Walmart." I never called anyplace in Omak. Crap. Oh well. Faith's leaving in 12 days, which means I get a whole week off work in 12 days. Hope everyone's doing well.