27 July, 2007

Freeze Frame

The satellite TV system here at the Knob is really something. We went from having virtually no watchable channels to a couple dozen, to now where at least four are frozen on one picture. Yes, that's right. One for example, which should be broadcasting the NBC affiliate from Johnstown, has been showing the same frame of Robert Vaughan (I'm pretty sure that's who it is) in a Marcus and Mack commercial for two weeks now. So we're back to using our rabbit ears antenna, which we've hung from the sprinkler in the ceiling of our living room, just so we can pick up local broadcasts. Always something, eh?

Funniest thing was when the maintenance man who was checking the wiring for the TV system, said he found a cable booster box, in the crawl space under our unit, that was still in the box it came in! Hey, when it's quittin' time you go home, right? Reminds me of my trucking days, when an occasional union dock worker would stop when the signal for break time sounded, even if they only had one more pallet to take off a 53 foot trailer. Fortunately not all of them were jerks, so many would do the right thing and take the extra 30 seconds to finish the job, enabling the driver to get back on the road, where he makes his money.

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21 July, 2007

Wedding Bliss

Luke and Becca's wedding was great, including picture-perfect weather. Glad so many family and friends could be there. Great also that we could spend some time the following weekend with the brandnewlyweds, including taking in a Curve baseball game. It was cool of Dee to have the announcement of their marriage posted on the scoreboard. Were they ever surprised!

In a little more than three weeks we'll be packing up the car, and with a very angry travel-hating cat, heading back to South Carolina. How time flies--our summer at the Knob is already winding down. Can't leave Pennsylvania though before I take Dee to the Millerstown carnival, to enjoy the french fries I've been talking about for nearly a quarter century.

Real work begins when we get back home, as we will be making final preparations for our trip to Russia. Wasn't it George Carlin who wondered why anybody would actually want to leave their home? I guess we humans like to torture ourselves, because it feels so good when we stop! Anyhow, we'll be busier than the proverbial one-armed paper hanger getting ready to go to Russia.

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