Monday, February 23, 2009

HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROB-LEM !?@#!!?

You know, I don't normally like to give any hints about my age so.....announcing the following information is the same as pasting it across a freeway billboard just in time for the rush hour traffic to see..."I grew up in the Rabbit Ear antenna generation."





So, when I found a steal of a deal at a garage sale (MANY) years ago, I was thrilled. It has been my constant companion at tub time or while crafting in the garage. Granted it only transmits local programing. If I'm lucky and the air waves are aligned, I receive all five channels! If not... there's nothing a small jiggle or scrap of tin foil can't fix. Like an old pair of scruffy slippers, I loved my Analog TV with all it's imperfections.



"Meet My little friend"






Now, the powers that be have decided to cut analog transmission.
No worries though.... converter boxes are available.


I just had to follow a few easy steps....................





Well, after following these simple instructions of...... placing OHM PROB- A into CONNECTOR- B
with every letter of the alphabet in between and only a few gazillion (WO)MAN hours, I made a connection. Just in time for this update!!!








So now...... I GET TO d-i-s-c-o-n-n-e-c-t everything??!!


Stick a fork in me I'm done (in). I've chosen to relish my TV's stay of execution over the next few months until we must part our ways. I'll honor my TV's wishes and donate my friend into the competent hands of the recycling center where parts will be taken to aid electronic devices in need. Hopefully to those out on a farm in the country where analog is still received and appreciated.






This gives me opportunity to reacquaint myself with my basic cable and develop a greater appreciation for my 71 channels!.................So I thought................. Then we were hit with the news channels 31-71 were subject to a Hi-Def change and would require converter boxes to those lucky recipients who had "ONLY BASIC CABLE!" URRRGGGHHH!!!!!







No problem......there are additional converter boxes for all seven of my TV"s !!!
Just a few more easy steps!!







"HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!"

21 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I honestly had no idea that people still used rabbit ears!!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Lol! I had a Tv with Rabbit ears and used to add a Length of Alfoil from ear to ear and presto!
It did'nt have a dial for channels though was Much fancier with Push buttons!Ha,ha,ha...I thought it was the best!
It still works in a friends caravan.

Vintage Kitten said...

LOL! Rabbit Ears? Great stuff X

Barb said...

Your post was delightful!!

Sorry for the frustration and confusion, and the loss of your old and faithful friend.

Don't worry about getting converter boxes. There is not much worth watching on TV anyway.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean
PS I'm having a giveawy for my 100th post if you want to ocme by.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That video cracked me up! My MIL had rabbit ears until 2 years ago when her middle son snapped and bought her a dish.

The Things We Carried said...

I never realized you were still using rabbit ears!! How did I miss this? Cute video!

Barb said...

Thank you for coming by and entering my giveaway!

Oh, I do get so frustrated with computer stuff. So sorry to hear you are having so many problems.
Another call to Houston, I'm sure.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

ROFL! For all that trouble, I'd just throw out all 7 and start fresh!

Justine :o )

Rue said...

What am I supposed to do when the cable goes out?? I need a rabbit ear tv to see the local channels!! Why do they have to change everything? I'm not loving Hidef, because now I can see the pores in all my favorite actors faces.... ewwwwww.... LOL

hugs,
rue

My Shabby Roses said...

Great Post! Too funny, too true!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

OH gosh we have laughed ourselves silly looking at this! Thats two funny blogs in a row...my stomach hurts LOL.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You crack me up! I remember the rabbit ears when I was a kid too... we had a TV that used to broadcast nothing but black and white fuzz for the first half an hour, so we had to remember to turn it on in advance if we even had a prayer of seeing our shows. I can relate!

I hope everything else is good with you! Have a great weekend Sara!
Carrie

Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

Sara,Thank-you for your visit and your sweet comment.I do hope you come again!!!! I'm really new at this but I'm learning all the time,and I'm haveing the time of my life! I've met so many wonderful people! Love the RABBIT EARS~~~Blessings, Deborah

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Tee-Hee!! Oh how I can relate!! Until four years ago, I had no desire to own a computer (WHAT!!??) and loved my rabbit ears. Now at 55 I'm computer savvy and run a boutique online. I have satellite, 400 plus channels, HD and DVR! I would be lost without the "record" button! Oh times are changing, I'm in, kicking and screaming all the way~

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I so enjoyed your post Sara! I hope you can stop by again for a visit, I'll be back too!
xo
Michelle

Judy said...

What a funny post!! Isn't it amazing how far we've come since rabbit ears. I haven't thought of those things in years. I supposed that makes me really old!!

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm laughing at your little friend...not that it isn't cute...but I didn't know anyone still had one of those analog Tv's. I think you'll be happier with an updated version...once its' converted of course!

Lori said...

LOL...you are so funny...i am sorry that you have to say good~bye to your analog tv...thanks for sharing with me your story about the dear lady you met on the bus, that was really nice to read!!!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Sara,
There's something really cozy about having an old TV set. I remember the days of only getting three channels and it was a big deal when we did get cable! I remember watching Gone With the Wind with my Grandma and it was huge around our house. Just enjoy quality time with your TV while you can! Hope you're enjoying your Marie bottle too.
Happy week!
xo~Tracie

Happy To Be said...

This was too funny girl but so true..I so remember Rabbit ears and aslo being hold them so My Mama could watch a show if I let go the TV would go out...so I guess I was a remote control and didn't know it at the time..And girl I am lots older than you!! have a great day...this was a fun post...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sue said...

Thank goodness my 88 year old father-in-law broke down and decided to buy cable instead of getting one of these boxes...It would have killed him for sure...

The American Homemaker said...

I thought I'd have to get a converter box (I've always done rabbit ears too), but then I found out I mysteriously have cable?!?

Makes me happy, although I only watch one hour of tv a week and I could just catch it online... LOL