Thursday, January 05, 2012
Peeps are Flakes
2012 entered quietly around here, but Monday, the 2nd, turned into one of those what else could go wrong days? By evening, Jan was so frustrated she nearly threw our tv out the door.cause she had reached the "if it doesn't work, it's trash" limit. She did finally get it working again so we do have a tv. Sort of. We only get one major channel, one oldies channel and PBS (Public Broadcasing). But that's all we got before Jan "fixed" it, so we figure we came out even on that.
The problem was a cable had disconnected and Jan couldn't figure out where it went, not even with the directions (diagrams) to the tv and to the converter. The threat to throw the tv out the door came after she tripped over the cord to the light she was using while trying to reach the magnifying glass and went sailing across the living room Ouch! When she finally got the cable hooked up, she realized the reason she couldn't find the cables in the converter diagram was because they belonged to the antenna, a totally separate piece of equipment.
After laughing at Jan's frantic phone messages, her brother came by the next day and set up the DVD player he gave her. We think he was protecting it from flying out the door since the instructions were a diagram but Jan had no idea how to decode it. It ended up plugged into the front of the tv and it works by pressing "GAME" for the tv and getting a separate screen. Jan admits she wouldn't have figured that out. She didn't even know "GAME" was on the remote.
What inspired us to write this was reading about the My Peep Is A Flake Contest going on in Blogville right now. This story isn't entered, but believe us, our peep is a flake too! (We mean this in a most loving way, of course, because Jan rarely does anything flaky! **wink, wink**) We've written enough stories about her mishaps.
We stopped by Sarge's blog and read why his dad is a flake and .. well, you have got to read it. Percy almost rolled off the desk from laughing.
And yesterday we read why Puddles Mum Is A Flake. Her story reminded us of the time Jan's keys got hooked on what she loaded into the back of the station wagon and she ended up locked out. Fortunately, she had forgotten to lock the driver's door earlier, so she was able to crawl over the seats to reach her keys. Puddle's story is funnier.
We're going to nap until Jan is ready to clean closets or something equally dangerous. (There isn't much work space.) She did manage to dig out her winter clothes yesterday. (Didn't winter start last month?) We'll see what entertainment she provides today.
Have a fun day.
PS - Oh, and be sure to read Sparkle's post on Desperate Situation at PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary! These folks and the cats at the sanctuary have become a target for cat-hating neighbors. Some have been killed by dogs or shot on their own property. They are in desperate need of an immediate place to move the cats. Even if you can't help, you can pass on the link because someone somewhere can help. Thanks.
Stryder of Kellykat's Korner was helped to the bridge yesterday. We were sad that Kelly stopped blogging after Sugar died, but sometimes humans lose heart after a loss. Even though she isn't blogging anymore, a message can be left on her blog.