The fine folks from Time Warner Cable came today and ushered us back into the 21st century with high speed internet and 200 channels of cable tv- including a dvr and a magic glow-in-the-dark-remote. (Yes, I’ll keep pushing the button even in broad daylight.)

I wasn’t home for the install, but Jen says it took about 4 hours and that the cable guys were not only chased over the fence by my in-laws’ dog (all 12 pounds of her), but that they had to run all new cable and do a lot of work in our crawl space. That’s what you call earning your money.

How does this news affect you?

  • If you’ve been looking for Jen online or via email- she’s back! Anyone selling any kind of household good on Craigslist will be thrilled to hear this since Jen will check the new listings every night.
  • If we’ve watched the same tv shows in the past, we’ll suddenly be conversant again. 5 months without a dvr put a serious dent in our keeping up with our favorite shows.
  • If you feel horrible about that fact that you watch too much tv, don’t exercise enough and aren’t as productive as you should be- you ‘ll know for sure now that you aren’t alone. Glad we can ease your guilty conscience.
  • If you’ve been thinking about a career in cable installation, and don’t like running from dogs or spending hours crawling under homes- think again.

That is all for now. As you were.