Our television is out. As in, it won't stay on for more than a few minutes at a time. It had been coughing and sputtering for a few days, but really, I'm one of those people that hope if you ignore the funny noise, it'll clear up on its own. It didn't. This is not the only TV in our house, but it is the big mama in the family room. The HD plasma TV. And on a side note here, the new motto in our house is going to be, "If it ain't broke, just wait a few days. It will be."
I'll admit it hurt a little this morning, not being able to watch "Today". I do so love Lester Holt, Amy Robach and Jenna Wolf on the weekend edition. And I was gone for most of the day yesterday, leaving Burge with the kids and no TV. So, I have not felt the full impact of the loss yet. But, so far, I'm not missing it all that much.
I'm sure I'll be changing my tune tonight when the season premiere of "24" is on, and I can't watch Jack Bauer in HD. But right now, it's okay. I've been convicted for a while about the amount of time that the television stays on in our house (whether anyone is watching it or not), so this could be God's way of slapping me upside the head about it.
And here are a few things I've learned today about a 42 inch plasma TV. It puts off a lot of heat. Our family room is a good 5 degrees cooler without the TV on. Also the kids are somewhat calmer without the TV. This I had already learned from my New Year's resolution to turn off the TV during the day. However, it does nothing to curb the craziness that occurs everyday between 6 and 8 pm. The television did help drown that out. Anyone got any alternate ideas? Anyone? Anyone? Beuller?