I took the plunge, and called AT&T to disconnect my U-Verse. I had a quiet weekend, and got quite a bit done....mainly I cleaned out part of a closet and shred several years of bank statements that were beyond the retention schedule.
After a couple of days I was in conversation with Nolene, and she reminded me that I could always get a converter box and be able to watch my local stations. Dancing With The Stars! And Elizabeth mentioned that if I had the Blue Ray/DVD player, I'd be able to get Netflix streamed in as well, which would give me a lot of TV series and Elise's beloved cartoons. So, after about two seconds of thought, I went to Walmart and got a converter and the Blue Ray/DVD player.
I figured I'd have to call David to come over and help me get it all together, but lo and behold, I managed to hook them up myself. I won't say how long it took me, but I got it done. So proud of myself. This morning came along, and while watching a move I started experiencing the same problem that I had with U-Verse. Sigh. Turns out its my TV after all. While I thought it would go completely out all at once, I guess its on it's way out and shows it by playing sporadically.
So now my mission is to do a bit of research, and get another television. I stopped at Best Buy tonite to get some basic information. I should be able to just plug in a new tv, and with an antenna be able to get my local stations. I told the guy I want to keep it simple. There was one plasma that looks pretty decent, so I'll check it out on the computer and read a bit more about it. It's about 43", and I need to decide if that's too big. I just don't want an itty bitty one. After all, I "need" something big enough to see those dance moves, right?
Wish me luck. In the meantime, the quiet house isn't bad at all.