It’s trick to rock around, to rock around it’s right on time, it’s TRICKY. Tricky tricky tricky tricky!
Playing a trick on hubby (kind of)! Gonna see if he notices the living room TV shrunk by about 8 inches…. Got the TV switched out and back in place just as it was, hee hee.
There is a method behind this madness. No, really! I am waaay to lazy to play a prank like this just ‘cause. You know this, you really do.
Then huh? What could possibly prompt a wifey to mess with the TV of all things?! Yes, it is sacred, but stick with me - you’ll be on board, I promise.
Sooo, our awesome humongo TV is sickypoo :( It takes about 15 min to warm up and show a picture these days. According to YouTube and other such wondrous sources, it is a fairly easy fix - a soldering gun and a couple higher voltage converters and all will be well.
BUT, I found this info about 6 months ago and yet we still live with a TV that takes a quarter of an hour to turn on in the main living area. Hmmm. Well, yes we are just that lazy. But as HGTV has taught me - don’t wait until you sell your house to make it beautiful and enjoyable to live in - you can make big changes on a small budget with a little elbow grease! Can’t get a much smaller budget than a trip to Radio Shack and about $15 for new converters…. (going to borrow a soldering gun from jason’s maintenance engineer at work. Free, booyah!)
Onto sneaky time - while hubby is working on a beautiful Sunday morning and angel baby is miraculously taking a nap (ahhhh, angels are singing), I find myself with something quite unusual…two free hands and a bit of free time. So, I turn on the TV - and by the time it will actually work, I realize angel baby will probably be awake again. EUREKA! I should take away big black (the sacred 50’ tv) and replace it with his smaller sibling (43’)! Once we have a smaller tv to watch, I have a feeling big black is going to get new innards fairly quickly.
Now on to the real fun. Why tell hubby? Move the old tv (gruff, tvs were HEAVY back in the day) and replace it with the smaller one - then see if he notices!
Hehehe! Game ON, sucka!
Good thing he doesn’t read this blog until the new postings come to his inbox via email each night!
How long do you think it will take for him to notice?!
**Answer: 2 hours of watching the smaller TV before I got a “hey” and he figured it out, hehe!**