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Aug 292011

Sitting here watching television when I decided I wanted to change the channel. Usually not a problem.

For some reason this time my Comcast remote switches to TV instead of Cable on its own. So when I went to page up or down it started flipping through CATTV 15 to CATTV 17 with nothing but snow and static on the screen. I figured I had some how switched the input modes. Nope. Reset the channels. Nope.

Months ago we noticed odd squiggly lines on the TV and found out it was the DVD recorder that I had the cable box running through before it went to the TV. I rerouted the cables at that time removing the DVD recorder from the equation. Cable box went straight to the TV.

So why tonight did the cables all of the sudden get plugged back into the DVD recorder? And how was I watching the TV in the first place?

It had to be Gremlins, but how did they sneak in and do it so fast?

Aug 282011

This week has been very (and I mean VERY) trying.

We had a frickin’ earthquake.

Granted not a big one but we don’t get those very often in Pennsylvania. I also did not like the fact that the quake’s epicenter was very close to where I was headed in Virginia for the BlogPaws conference. So while I am all concerned about the earthquake along comes hurricane Irene up the coast at us.

So I had to leave the conference to get home ahead of the bad weather. (Made me a very sad camper.)

Then when I get home I start charging everything because I know we will lose electric once the storms start.

Nailed that one. Blackout.

Thank goodness I got to see the new Doctor Who before everything went black.

It is amazing how quiet the city gets when there is a blackout.

I had to take a cold shower this morning to go to work…that was probably the worst thing about the whole experience.