Thursday, January 07, 2010

Small Personal Triumphs

This morning I installed the new DVD player that my husband and I gave each other for Christmas. (It only arrived a couple of days ago; I haven't been procrastinating that long) It was really pretty simple to do; took only about ten minutes from package ripping to hearing the familiar ringing tones of the HBO opening sequence.

But it required venturing into the wiry hell behind our TV. We have cords back there from several earlier generations of add-ons. And tapes and other archaic information forms, as well as the dust to which they returneth.

I waited for a clear head and full daylight to tackle it.

Then presto! the intriguing Gabriel Byrne and the second disc of the series In Treatment burst onto the screen.

Getting that thing working gave me a burst of the "Outward Bound" effect: if I can plug in an electronic device, then by damn I can do most anything.



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2 comments:

mamie said...

Oh my gosh - you're my hero! I don't think even an early-morning clear head would give me the courage to venture into Wire Hell. Although I did hook up a DVD to a small TV I have downstairs so I could play exercise tapes, and that felt like a real accomplishment.

You go, Peggy!

Peggy Payne said...

Mamie, the only difference is that you hadn't allowed hell to develop behind your TV.