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Bad day for gadgets

August 6th, 2008 at 08:32 pm

Today our DVD player broke along with my alarm clock.

Because we don't have cable and we get virtually no TV reception without it, I borrow DVDs from the library for The Midge so a DVD player is nice to have.(Not a need, though, since The Midge could be doing other things with her time.....)

Fortunately, I was able to salvage an old beat-up DVD player (read "on it's last legs too") from our basement. It was a remanant from our cable days when we had both TVs hooked up to everything under the sun. Now the giant TV in the basement isn't even used, so for the time being the basement DVD player will work perfectly upstairs.

I did go to Best Buy's site and priced new ones. I have a $20 gift card so I'm thinking I might budget for a cheapo replacement in the next few months -- plus I can buy it online and get MyPoint credits.

Awhile after the DVD episode, The Midge knocked a glass of water over on my nightstand and it fried my alarm clock. Because I'm blind without my glasses or contacts (seriously not kidding), I had a special alarm clock with super large numbers. I could replace it, but for the time being I'm going to try going without for the time being as well.

My husband has an alarm clock on his side of the bed, so if I really need to see the time I can put my glasses on and climb over him to see it. As far as the alarm goes, I can set my phone alarm to go off if I need to wake up at a particular time.

On another note, someone posted on here earlier about not buying things they didn't really need just because they were "good deals." I read it right before I headed to Walgreens to stock up on Kellogg's cereal and cash in on the $10 rebate Kellogg's is offering. After reading the post, I decided I didn't really need anymore cereal since we have 12 boxes down in the basement, so I stayed home instead.

5 Responses to “Bad day for gadgets”

  1. Merle Wayne Sneed Says:

    Gadgets will break your heart.

  2. merch Says:

    12 boxes of cereal? And you were off to buy more? lol

    No cable. Stockpiles of food. I just imagine the unabomber's house.

  3. scfr Says:

    I'm seriously blind without my glasses too. I wear my watch to bed so I can stick my wrist in to my eyeball to see the time.

  4. compulsive debtor Says:

    Yep, Merch. One can never have enough cereal, toilet paper or machine guns....

  5. compulsive debtor Says:

    Joking about the machine guns (but not the other stuff)....

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