Friday, January 04, 2008

Whoo-hoo! It's raining! I usually find this irritating, but now I realize this means snow in the mountains, and a friend and I have plans to go boarding on Sunday. It'll be interesting if we end up needing chains - she has some, but neither of us have ever put them on a car before. I have a feeling Sunday is going to be a very early morning!

Once again, Wally has been thoroughly enjoying the rain. He wants to go out more then normal to play fetch in the downpour, but I'm tired of having to dry him off again and again. I let him out on the porch a few moments ago, thinking he would just sit on the stoop, but when he came in he was soaked again. Sigh. At least he'll be soft!

Tonight is my first hockey game in exactly three weeks. That's a really long time to go without playing hockey, not just because I miss it, but because I'm no longer conditioned and I know the game tonight will be long, hard and tiring. I'm sure I'll be sucking wind before the warm up is over. Also, we're playing the first place team. Yeah, great scheduling!

I went to Best Buy today and bought the new DVR receiver to upgrade my dish to HD. I have an appointment next week for the guy to come out and install the new dish. Let me tell you, making the switch to HD has been expensive. Aside from the $1500 tv (which was actually a really good deal), it cost another $300 for the DVR plus $70 for the special HD cable for the DVR (not included). The biggest pain in the ass is that Tivo no longer has a contract with Directv, so their boxes will only work with digital cable now. I've been a Tivo owner since the very first version came out and love the interface. I've seen the Directv DVR interface and it sucks. But I have a contract with Directv and it would cost even more to get out of it and switch to cable. Sigh. I hate proprietary equipment.


Blogger GetFlix said...

They're always soft when they come in from the rain. And a little bit smelly.

9:06 PM  
Anonymous jen said...

Geez what a pain in the a$$ with the new tv stuff. we just switched last month to hd and it only took me a small trip in to the cable company which is about a whole block away where I switched my old cable boxes for new ones and got the hd dvr cable box- for an addition whopping $9.00 a month! I then went home and hooked it all up myself- to the surround sound and the wii with little trouble, the entire process was about an hour. If I need to upgrade ever again it will be something along the same lines. I suggest switching to cable where they maintain your equipment and it can always be the newest, rather than having to buy your own. Who knows in two years their will probably be something even better.

10:15 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Ummmmm - wet dog!!!

I'm glad to hear jen's story - that is how I'm hoping things will go for me when I get an HDTV

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Kathryn said...

I heard there's supposed to be 10...oh no, was it feet or inches, i don't remember now....of new snow in the mountains by Sunday.
Either way, YAY for you!!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Kelly J. Compeau said...

Yeah, that wet dog smell...*shivers*

9:49 AM  

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