We don’t have cable tv. (Is that what people even call it anymore? I’ve been using it as a bit of an umbrella term).
To me having cable tv is a bit like having potato chips AND dip in the house. Big trouble. I know my weaknesses. (Maybe. Don’t test me on it).
We do however, have a gigantic antenna on top of our house.
I’m not sure why it was there when we moved in 15 years ago, because there are cable wires all over the house. Were those people too lazy to take down the antenna? Or were they like us, and someone else left the cable for them and they didn’t use it either? I’m sure the people after us will have the same question, because we have never bothered to remove the cable wires. But, of course, by then, cable tv will probably be obsolete.
Anyway, recently, when I put in the new bedroom floor (see it here) , I moved the furniture around.
Including the TV.
Which has been in the same spot almost the entire time we’ve lived here.
I moved it one other time, but the reception sucked, so I moved it back.
I don’t know why I thought it would work out better this time. The reception sucked. We went down to about 2 channels. We suffered with it for a couple of weeks (thanks to the library DVDs). And then I couldn’t take it anymore and I moved it back to the traditional spot.
And the whole thing just fell apart.
Not only did we NOT get better reception in the traditional spot, but it was just as bad as the spot we just moved it from.
So, my husband decided to put in a new antenna. (Can you believe such a thing still exists as a new product…GASP!).
Oh…….yeah…….he didn’t take down the old one.
So, now we are a two-antenna family.
With TWELVE channels.
We are living high off the (vegetarian) hog now!
Now “The Jeffersons” theme is stuck in my head!
And yes, I do know all the words to the song.