Yesterday, Mick swung into* our local cable place to ensure that we would have the SEC Network the second it comes live on the air. While he was there, he worked some Mick magic and we now also have a DVR again. Best of all, our bill went DOWN!
Man, this week keeps getting better and better!
(You want to know what else awesome happened? I just sat down to eat some Chinese food leftovers and bit into a bonus water chestnut! WHAT?!)
My week is made.
In any case, last night Mick and I were watching Suits last night when, about ten minutes into it, CAM came out from her bedroom. Her head hurt, her tummy hurt, she felt sick and wasn't sure quite what was causing it. She kept talking and we kept ssssshhhhing her ... until we realized we could PAUSE to listen to her woes and then REWIND to catch anything we missed. We then became more attentive and interested in her various problems**. See?! DVR makes us better parents!
* are you a college football fan? We are. Our kids were born in Tuscaloosa, for goodness' sake. The idea that an entire network dedicated to our beloved conference could exist and we might not be able to watch it was terrifying. As it is, not too many folks in Maine care about college football and we are our own little island of Alabama here on Saturdays. We weren't going to be left out of the television element, too. This was not a mere "oh, let's check." This was a well-planned-out, let's-give-them-a-couple-of-days-in-case-something-is-wonky visit to ENSURE that we would have the SEC Network when it goes live today.
** for the record, she had all sorts of "ailments" because we had told her to go to bed and that she could watch Suits On Demand tomorrow (now today). Once we said she could stay awake with us, she was healed! Her problems were solved! It was a USANetwork Miracle!