I did some much-needed and long-put-off work outside today. It wasn't much really. I cleaned up the front porch, washed off the plastic chairs, and cleaned out my car. I also put up a shephard's hook contraption that I've had for a couple of years. I thought I wanted to put it in concrete so it wouldn't rust and fall down, but after two years of it laying on the front porch, I figured what the hell.
Once I got to a good stopping point I realized I was very hungry, so I came in and ate too much. Beef tips in gravy with mashed potatoes. Yum. Now my stomach is feeling just a touch upset. So naturally I've poured myself an iced coffee. (I'll drink some V8 Fusion later to get my fruits and veggies.)
The lawnmower guy just got finished mowing the lawn so the front yard looks pretty good now. I'm sure the neighbors are pleased.
The inside of the house is still a mess, but I'll work on that tomorrow. On Wednesday the DirecTV person will be here to hook up their satellite stuff. I currently have Dish Network, but since I've been a loyal customer for several years they won't give me a DVR. Only new, untested customers get those. So I'm switching to DirecTV for the DVR and because, with their one-year introductory rate I'll be saving money for at least one year. The install shouldn't take long, since the wiring was all done by Dish Network. I suppose I'll report here once I've had DirecTV for a while to let you know which I think is better. I've already read complaints that DirecTV's on-screen guide is too small. This is the opinion of former Dish Network customers as well as those who did not switch from Dish Network. I'm sure it will be an issue for me since, (1) my eyesight is getting worse and (2) my TVs are small. I guess it's time to go get that 42" HD LCD TV I've been coveting.
Oh, I didn't see any hummingbirds today. Bummer. :-(
I have been pretty pleased with DTV and everyone I know who's had both prefers DTV in the long run though I'm sure there are things Dish does better.
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