June 9th, 2018

You're up, Murphy!

My new TV is coming via UPS today before noon. UPS would not give me an earliest possible delivery time. 'Maybe 7, maybe 10, I do not want to disappoint you.' I cannot believe they do not know when the driver starts deliveries but if they know, they wouldn't tell me. The pool does not open til 8. I would not be home til 9:30. The driver could likely get in without me (I think they even have a master key) and leave it in the package area on outside my door.

I thought about the stress of swimming knowing I could be missing the delivery and decided to skip the pool this morning. Murphy's law says that because of this, the delivery will be made at 11 am or later. Oh well. I'll be here waiting regardless.

I am sitting crosslegged on the bed and Zoey is cuddled up and purring between my legs and the laptop. I think she came in here to bitch about no breakfast yet but then forgot to keep up the bitching and fell asleep. A cat's life is tough.

Yesterday I reupped my CBS All Access so I could see season 2 of The Good Fight. I rarely ever re-watch anything. I mean maybe, possibly, an early episode of Friends if I really want just junk TV time. But otherwise, I'm not one to rewatch or reread or re-much of anything. Been there, done that. But, there are only 13 episodes of each season and I already hate thinking about the end of season 2. I haven't heard whether or not there will be a season 3. So I started season 1 again. And I'm so glad I did. What a perfectly delicious show.

Today, I really have no plans outside of TV set up and enjoy. The baseball game is at 1. And, since I'm not swimming, I really should get out and go take a walk. I might. Maybe. But, now I think I'm going to get up and get dressed and see what I can turn a couple of my house cleaner's fresh-from-the-chicken eggs into.


I cudda swum it looks like but, I doubt I would have enjoyed it.

The UPS tracking number says my TV will be delivered on Monday AND that it is Out for Delivery. Apparently UPS has issues with Saturdays.

But, I just got the golden text with the map link so... yeah!!

Also doing laundry.

These baseball players are nearly life size!!

So, yes, the TV arrived. In a HUGE box. It was guaranteed to come by noon and it arrived at 11:55. But the guy was really nice to roll it up to my door and then position it so that I could pull it into the living room. The box and packaging was really heavy and the TV itself is not too heavy or cumbersome for me to handle as long as I don't have to handle it much.

I had to put legs on it and then move it to the top of the credenza but done. Set up was easy peasy. I had Roku, Amazon Fire and TiVo attached to my other TV. I killed Amazon (I can get that stuff on both Roku and TiVo) and Roku (since it's built in). I plugged everything else in and turned it on. It found everything and updated its software and it was all set. The most difficult thing was figuring out how to turn the volume up. The remote is tiny and simple and, turns out, there's a tiny volume rocker on the side. But I had to look in the manual to find it.

So now it's all up and running and OMG is it huge. I mean really really really big. I'm watching the baseball game and the players are giants. Funny. But Oh how much easier is it to read the words. The sound is good. Oh the privacy remote thing only works with streaming stuff. Not with TiVo. I am soooooo glad I didn't pay $100 extra for that.

I do like the aquarium screen saver.

I still need to take the box and stuff to the dumpsters. I already put up the sign to sell the old one. I could move it into the bedroom but the bedroom TV is fine and it has a built in DVD player which I like so hopefully somebody will want to buy this 40 incher.

I'm happy with this TV.