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You can’t touch that dial

No sentimental attachment here; out with the old and waiting for the new TV. ...

No sentimental attachment here; out with the old and waiting for the new TV. …

Right now in our house, several piles of Basil’s cleaned and folded laundry have sat  for days collecting dust while they wait to be tucked in the bureau.

At least three pairs of his shoes silently mark their most recent steps.

Mail towers in several clumps — on the buffet, scattered on the desk upstairs, littering the dining room table.

The afghan he sat under last night lies in a heap in the den.

The newspaper he was reading an hour ago sits open to a story he left mid-sentence.

I’ve just put his plate in the dishwasher.

But here’s a bit of irony for you:

On Tuesday, the TV in the living room died.

(It was not a surprise; a hand-me-down dinosaur, it had a tube the size of a Volkswagen along its back and likely weighed as much as a mama elephant. It provided hours of viewing pleasure, yet Basil was fixated on its inappropriate size and had for sometime been making noises about wanting to replace it with a sleeker model.

(The great appliance mutiny of 2012 forestalled that plan, but apparently not for long.)

On Wednesday — less than 24 hours from the time the poor thing changed its last channel —  I came home from work to find the TV had already been carted away.

Good to know where the priorities lie.

About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


5 thoughts on “You can’t touch that dial

  1. 🙂 Awesome. Hubbies are good like that. funny. Visiting from the hop. New follower!

    Posted by AJ Collins | March 8, 2013, 12:33 pm
  2. LOL. We had an old floor model for years…the kind inside of a wood cabinet. It was totally outdated, but it still looked nice and worked like a charm so I wouldn’t upgrade. When we moved it stayed w/the house (still working) and we finally updated (um, w/three new TVs and we don’t even watch much, lol). 🙂

    Posted by Rosey | March 8, 2013, 7:35 am
  3. Sounds suspicious… are you SURE the TV died? Did Basil accidentally “spill” something into it to make it die? Whats next… the car?

    When my grandmothers TV died years ago.. you know.. the type that was a piece of furniture with a tube in it? it was too heavy to move.. so the solution is to put the new TV on top of it. It was like that for years..

    Posted by John S. Pontillo | March 7, 2013, 10:46 pm

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