Friday, October 5, 2007

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So what is it with our appliances and having to be beaten in order to work. Remember the computer monitor that I so cavalierly thought I had fixed? That fix lasted all of an hour, I didn't have the heart to tell my readership that I had failed in my attempt to fix it. Then last night we pop in our DVD and. . . . "loading". . . . twenty seconds. . . "loading" . . . hmm this is unusual. . . . two minutes. . . . "loading". Blaine rips the cord from the socket, shuffles off downstairs with DVD player in tow. I sit puzzled while feeding the baby and listening to the whir of power tools speckled with mutters from Blaine. Footsteps coming up the stairs. DVD player plugged back in. "loading". . . . . thirty seconds. . . . "loading". . . . WHACK! as Blaine's fist pounds the player . . . . and the DVD starts rolling smoothly.

Today, repeat. I cannot figure out how to whack the DVD player though, so unless Blaine is here I can't watch a DVD.

Don't worry it's not like I usually waste my life away watching DVDs, but if Gwen's asleep and the baby is eating it is a nice way to pass the time.

Guess I will have to invest in books. Or boxing gloves. Whatever.

4 comments:

Gretchen said...

We once had a DVD player that only worked if you left one of the screws out that held the circuit board down. Gotta love the idiosyncrasies of electronics! Sometimes I'm amazed they EVER work...

Sarah said...

I love reading your blogs! The way you describe everything makes me laugh. Thanks!

marisa said...

Spend maybe 5 minuets or so with Blaine and have him give you a little lesson on hitting the DVD player. Maybe he has a special technique.

Julie said...

I want to see you with those boxing gloves, especially when you're feeding Ben!