Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Anything else?

Why is it everything decides to stop working at the same bloody time?

First the on/off button on the front of the TV has decided to stop working so now I have to fiddle round the back to do the whole on/off thing. Not a huge disaster as I don't watch a whole lot of TV and at least so far (touch wood) the TV is still working.

(Not my actual TV)

Then my tumble dryer has decided, obviously as a punishment for me not using it very often, to stop working halfway through drying the clothes. It teases me by starting then stopping, then starting, then stopping. After I'd given it one of those 'this is how you fix it' kicks it finished drying what I needed it to.

My Freeview box is on its last legs and has been for some time now, sometimes it refuses to change channel, sometimes it likes to jump about so when you press volume you get a different channel, when you press channel the sound mutes. Then there is the weird jumpy flashy thing it likes to do every now and then.

I've been mulling over buying the new Freeview Plus box but do I buy that then have to also buy a new TV which could possibly come with freeview already in it?

And did I mention my poor laptop is slowly dying? :(

Oh and where do I find the money for a new TV/Freeview/Laptop anyway?

Naturally a new laptop would be the priority purchase if I did have the spare money. ;)

Thanks for all your comments about my colour co-ordinated bookshelf. I have to admit I do like it and I also should admit that this is not my only bookshelf so sorting all my books out is far easier to do by colour than alphabetical order. :)
It was good to hear that I'm not the only person to do this kind of thing and I look forward to us all having a tea party in that fancy 'hotel' when we get there. xx


Twiggy said...

My laptop is knackered but that's cos Twiglet used to crawl across it when he was little and there are lots of biscuit crumbs under the keys :)
twiggy x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Hi you, I know exactly what you mean. Everything going wrong at the same time I mean. Why does that always happen? Hope you can sort things out as economically as poss. Can't help re freeview plus I'm afraid, don't even know what it is (v. sad I know). xx

Curry Queen said...

Isn't it always the way? Everything goes at once. We're about to sell our car and it has begun to make some strange noises...dammit! ps love the bookshelf too - great idea.

auntiegwen said...

It's the law of Sod, everything goes at the time you have the least money to replace it. Similarly if you get given money for a birthday or the like you can never find a nice thing to buy for yourself.

JuicyFig said...

I know what you mean!!! EVERYTHING goes wrong together, there will be a Lew for it, sods law, or murphey or one of them. Have you tried Freecycle for a TV / Freeview box, there are always one or two going round here...?