I know household calamities are like bananas they come in bunches. A few weeks ago, while my wife was away at a doctors appointment, I went to take a shower after doing my lawns, and the water was cold. Now the house is going on sixteen years old, so I didn't even consider having it worked on. By the time momma got home, I had called the guy who does our appliances and he recommended a plumber. Called him and was just going to offer a hundred bucks extra if he could do it today, when he said I can do it today. By the time momma got home, the plumber was doing his thing, she said "Goofus, whaaaaaaaaat is going on? I said I know you like a hot shower in the evening so I am making that happen! Earlier this week, we were watching the news, eating dinner, and the wifey says, the tv has stopped. Sure enough, I looked up, and the voice was there but the people were frozen. I says no problem I'll just turn it off, and turn it on again, it'll work fine. I did that, and now I had a half screen of little square boxes of different colors, and half the screen was black. I looked on the back of the tv, and pulled the envelope off that I taped there with the receipt (something my oldest son taught me). The TV was almost ten years old. Hmmm time for a new tv. The only problem is there is a place built into the wall for the tv. (not a good idea) I measured the opening and checked the size TV I could stuff in there on the net. 58" screen will fit nicely. Only problem is that size is sold out EVERYWHERE in town. I found one on Costco's site and then went to order it. AFTER I waited almost an hour for the Chat guy tech, to help me straighten out why I couldn't get on the site to order it, I did order one, which will be here Monday. THEN, the bedroom tv wouldn't work either! Momma is mad! Okay, I'll look at it. Turns out I managed to get that one going again. I was going to just take a look at the old tv in the living room and see if I could maybe figure out why it wasn't working when just like the kid on Christmas story who lost the lug-nuts, SOMETHING happened, and the tv fell off in the floor off of its stand! I said, OHHHH FUDDGGEE! Guess we'll just go ahead and see who takes old tvs. In CALIFORNIA? Surely you jest! Finally found a place to dispose of it. Gone now! Patiently awaiting new tv.