Today, we took Step One in the Cancel the Cable Already! Plan. Actually, we took Step 1 a few days ago when we ordered the Roku. It arrived today, we set it up, we’ve tested it out, and tonight we’re going to watch a movie. How exactly does this help us in the Cancel the Cable Already! Plan? Um…I won’t be DVRing movies from Comcast anymore. It doesn’t help with current TV, either. Really, I think it’s a mindset change. We have a Roku! Next step is to put together a nice-looking, unobtrusive computer that can live near the TV and provide the link to the internet. Soon.
Speaking of the internet, we had to go to our local Comcast office this morning to pick up a new modem. That fixed our connection problem. I’m so relieved. I didn’t want to have to wait until Monday night for a technician to show up (or not show up) and then tell us they can’t fix our problem (which is what they were saying on the phone last night).
A little housekeeping, figuratively speaking: Roxy had four seizures in 15 minutes Thursday night (late, of course). The vet probably considers that one seizure. She hasn’t had any since then, so technically, I think it doesn’t count as a cluster. She desperately needed a bath after that, so I brushed 2 tons of hair of her (the furminator is awesome), and then gave her a bath on the deck this afternoon. She’s all clean and sparkly now.
Some literal housekeeping: I helped John sort and clean out a big part of the basement today. We boxed up all of our inventory books and stacked them in a corner, got rid of some trash, put a few more things aside for donation, and rearranged the whole east side, giving the band more room in their corner and making it easier for John to get to his weight bench. More importantly, John used the shop vac to get rid of a lot of dust and a TON of dog hair. The basement looks a whole lot better, unfinished as it is, when it’s not coated in dog hair. I could say that about everything, I think. Except dogs.