A Lesson or Two from a Silent TV…

How was your weekend? I think I finally realized, officially, that the sun is setting sooner and sooner, on its way back to 4:30 (well, not right away–that will be in another three and a half months, or so).

Anyway, let’s get to it.

Sometimes we don’t realize how much something is a part of our lives until its put on hold for reasons beyond our control.

You can apply to a lot of things, but something stuck out in my mind lately.

The TV went out last week, which was odd. I was working out, the sound started skipping, and then nothing. Which led to silent news, weather, and what-have-ya. Turns out with a non-HD receiver, even close captioning was out.

I actually had to look for other things to do–like browsing online (or doing more of the other stuff I would normally do–I did yard work yesterday, so about 3 hours in the morning were already figured out for me there).

The satellite TV dude got out here yesterday in the afternoon, and poked and prodded everything, only to find out that the last time they’d been called out, the tech hooked up an old receiver box–which finally went bust, apparently.

For me, this whole deal was a couple magnitudes under a power outage–which really affects modern life, to be honest.

Sometimes certain things we take for granted–online tools we like, electricity, and what-have-ya–suddenly become unavailable. Meaning we have to shift things around–actually what that really means is to figure out what you would do if XYZ happened (within reason), and then plan to do that.

This is why I have hand weights around the house. Oh, and loads of spiral notebooks–just in case I want to/need to write something the old fashioned way if the internet/power/computer decides to take an unscheduled “power” nap or vacation.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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