posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 10:40 AM
After rereading my reply earlier, I have to admit something.
First, there's nothing like having a Cat 4/5 hurricane kick the crap out of your infrastructure (and your life) for 4 months to break a person from
TV addiction. That happened to us and this little island in November of 2008.
And now, the admission (what a build-up, huh?) It was a happier day in this household, when I fiberglassed and repaired the 6-foot satellite dish
and got our sat-TV back on line than the day Cayman Brac Power & Light hooked up my new underground power.
The happiest day of all, though, was the day after the hurricane, when we collectively discovered, to our amazement and joy, that not one single
person had been killed by the 'cane.
The second happiest day was when Cable & Wireless (now L.I.M.E.) hooked up our new underground phone line, and we could once again surf the beloved
'net! weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! My first stop was Wunderground, and second was here, at good ol' ATS.
Just an aside -- my Bride was fine with not knowing what was going on in the outside world for 4 months. Peaceful, even. Me, on the other hand, I
imagined worse than was actually happening, and if not for cell-phone contact with one of my foilhead friends in the U.S., I might've gone seriously
So yeah, since that time, we pretty much choose when to watch TV, rather than have the damn thing on all the time. Plus, having recently gone
solar/wind power, we both feel stingy about those 135 watts the TV draws.