Sunday, March 16, 2008
This is one of the benefits of living in a University Community. See, at Pepperdine, people are moving around a lot. The average student (obviously not including myself) is here for about four years. And people (read: students) end of throwing away/giving away/selling for ridiculously cheap a lot of things. I don't think anything in our house is anything we ourselves bought. I know it isn't.
We needed a new TV in our bedroom badly. Needed because it oh so nice to watch the news in bed, to watch TV in bed on a lazy day or when you are sick, etc. Most people that I know have the luxury of a TV in the living room and a TV in the bedroom. Our bedroom TV was my mom's bedroom TV. It's about a decade old, which isn't old. But it was failing. Failing so that you could tell that the person on the screen had eyes. But most of the screen is black. Dennis stopped coming to bed to watch the news with me because we weren't watching. He said "it's like a radio!" and stayed in the living room.
Well, no more! One generous guy moving to Minnesota said he was giving away a TV, looking for a good home. It's exactly what we were looking for. It has the necessary remote, and it's free. It's not HD-anything. But we have cable so we don't have to worry about that. And we could not afford even a $300 "sale" TV set. At Christmas time, I looked for an old-school under-$100 not HD TV. They just do not exist anymore. And the new ones are not in our budget.
So God is good.