Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TV Update & Summer Fun!

Well summer is in full swing around here.  The boys and I have been keeping pretty busy on the days I'm home.  We've had playdates with friends and swimming days at my parents house.  We aren't planning on any 'real' vacations this year.  Just day trips to some semi local places we like to visit. 

Oh yeah, update on the tv saga....  I had the repairman come out last Monday.  He seemed like he knew what he was doing but he was sort of a crabby know it all type.   It ended up our tv was beyond repair :(  I sort of figured that would be the diagnosis, the tv was 6 years old and used ALOT.  There were many nights I'd be up with one of the boys and it would be left on all night, in some of those beginning baby days I'm sure the tv was on 24 hours or more at a time.  Anyway, it was going to cost $600 +  to fix and he couldn't guarantee that would be it.  

So Monday night Ryan and I headed off to hhgregg to check out and see what they had.  A bunch of these stores just opened up in our area and I must say I was very impressed with them.  Their sales flyers always show very good deals every week, I thought it was just a ploy to get people to come in.  We went in and that's not the case at all.  The sales guy was very knowledgeable and seemed like he was giving us his honest opinion.  So far we are happy with our purchase.  So yeah, instead of a vacation we got a new tv!  Its crazy how expensive tvs are now. 

I'm not home now but I will update tonight with some pictures of things we've done so far this summer! 


  1. I am sure you can get a brand new tv for less than what the repairs cost. Did you get a new one yet?

    I remember those baby days with mindless tv on 24/7. I'll be right back there at the end of this year!

  2. too bad the repairman couldn't fix your old tv but at least you guys were able to get a new one. day trips are better than longer vacations anyway-you don't miss home so much. ;)