Sunday, November 16, 2008

About Snow and Great Happenings

I went out shopping tonight and it was the first time I drove on snow for the year. I have always said that you can drive in most anything as long as you take your time--and having 4-wheel drive doesn't hurt, either! When I left the house, it was snowing so hard that I could barely see to the top of our street, but the snow had slowed considerably by the time I got out of the first store. It wasn't snowing any harder when I finished with the grocery shopping, so that was a good thing. While I was shopping, the road crews were out, so the roads were more wet than snow-covered and slippery. By morning, however, things might be nasty out there. The forecast calls for up to 12 inches of snow--we'll have to see what we get here in town.

I was quite pleased with the way the Envoy handled, but I didn't put too much strain on it, either. The worst conditions were in parking lots where everything was ice with a snow cover--not great to drive on. Still, I had no trouble getting around. Thank goodness.


Last Wednesday a great and wondrous event took place that has changed my life for the better: I got my first DVR! Oh. My. Stars!!!!! I cannot sing the praises of that (very) large mechanical box that I have sitting on my kitchen counter--and I hope it never has to leave my house. With this great thing, I can record two TV programs at once. TWO! That means I have no need for VCRs anymore--hallelujah! There is no rewinding needed and I can store 51 hours worth of programming on the machine. When the box was installed, I got access to every channel that K has in the living room. This means I now have every movie channel our cable system offers, plus I have On Demand and all HD programming. I am in TV addict heaven--and can't be happier.


meleah rebeccah said...

Im so excited for your new DVR! I want one soo badly. I need to get in gear and get one already.

Glad to hear the new wheels hold up well in the weather!

cmk said...

Believe me, a DVR will CHANGE your life!

Virginia Belle said...

omg, where have y'all been? DVR is the greatest invention since sliced bread!!!!! especially if you are a sports fan who hates to miss a single game or if you are obsessed w/a certain tv show.

dang, if i had known you didn't have DVR, i would have told you to get one a long time ago!

now, if only i could convince my mother that yes, it really is worth the extra $15 per month!

cmk said...

I know, I know, it's only $15 more a month--but if you saw our monthly cable bill...;) But you ARE correct, it IS worth the extra money--and I DON'T EVER want to be without it again!