Well, remember how yesterday I told you that the cable and computer and everything was up and running fine? Well . . . there has been a complication.
After posting yesterday (and finishing my conversation with Mom via IM) I went grocery shopping - which should be illegal when it is over 90 degrees because it is just ridiculous! Anyway - I was on the phone with Mom (yes, I am a Momma's girl, I admit it!) and I remembered that I was supposed to set up the DVR to record Big Brother 10. Out to the living room I trotted and I took the remote and pressed "power."
I pushed the little button again. Zilch. Thinking I must have done something wrong, I very carefully pushed the little ATT button and then power once more. Still nada! Hmmmmm. I went to the DVR and manually pushed the power button once. I think you might have a good idea what happened. That is right - nothing!
One the front of the box it tells you to push and hold the power button for five seconds to reset the box. Super! I push and hold the button. It begins blinking away and the little "working" screen shows up on the tv. Great! I am cooking with gas now!
Knowing it will take a while, I go to check that the computer is working because they are all tied together, you know. The computer works fine. I skim a few new emails - still talking to Mom on the phone - we have marathon conversations (thank goodness for unlimited long distance!). Then I got off the phone and decided to review some sign language for my class which began last night.
The DVR had frozen so I decided to try to restart it again. After a while I had to admit that NOTHING was happening. I unplugged the darn thing. I know that is how you reset most electronics these days. Wait a minute or two or three then plug the box back in - nothing.
I decided to leave the "mess" for Hubby and reviewed my info for class and then high-tailed it out of there to class. Later I learned that Hubby was on the phone with the support people for over 45 minutes and they decided - at the end - that we needed a new box. Apparently, they have been having problems with the DVR boxes lately. Hmmmmmm.
So - I get to deal with another cable guy. Fun, fun!
I was going to tell you about my sign language class but it looks like I have rambled on a lot already so I think I will save that for another day - perhaps tomorrow. I will tell you that it was good and I think it will be a lot of fun.
Voice Update: My friend Ryan, whom I met in ASL I in the Spring, is in this class also and he told me that my voice was a LOT better than it was! YEAH! I have speech today and I am sure I will get in trouble because I haven't been too good about massage lately. Oops!