Sunday, May 07, 2006

Glutton For Punishment

I've decided: tomorrow I'm changing The Routine.

This is a big step for me. It all started the other night when I finally got around to doing something I've been meaning to do for months now: get my TV to pick up broadcast channels, specifically PBS (Public Broadcasting System; here in the States it's the public channel with no commercials). It's been years since we had cable and I don't miss it at all. I really don't miss broadcast except that somewhere along the way I decided it would be good for G to get a daily dose of Sesame Street. We have this huge contraption of an attenae outside that would probably pick up signals from Chicago but I've never spent time looking for the connections. I finally found it only to discover that I need a converter to hook the TV up to it. After figuring that out, I decided to see what I could do with an old AM loop attenae. Lo and behold, I get ONE channel: PBS! Not digitally clear, but clear enough for G to watch Big Bird.

Then I went and looked up the schedule. Turns out Sesame Street airs here from 11:30 to 12:30. Mister Rogers is on a half hour after that. Now, normally we are not leaving for the Y until 11 and don't get home till a little after noon. So I thought and thought about how to do it and finally came up with a workable schedule. It involves getting up a little earlier and leaving for the Y right after breakfast. I'm not real wild about going to that schedule but I've decided to give it a try for at least a week. I figure if I can't make that schedule work, I'll resurrect the VCR from the basement and start taping the shows!

HOLD EVERYTHING. Oh my gosh; why didn't I think of that sooner????? Okay, I'll have to end this post now and go set up the VCR. Thank goodness for being able to blog my way to a solution!

1 comment:

Josefina said...

Yeah, I was the whole time thinking about the VCR solution but I figured you didn't have one or there was something else that couldn't allow you to tape the program!!!! LOL!!