Picture Phone Phriday – Dec. 19, 2008

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As a present to the “family” this Christmas, I finally purchased an HDTV. This of course, required the upgrading of my existing Satellite TV, a fact that has escaped my mom and her husband since buying their widescreen HDTV more than a year ago (“I wonder why our picture doesn’t look as good as yours?”)

Anyway, the DirecTV guy came out on a cold morning and ripped out our old satellite dish from where it sat off to the side of our roof out of view of most windows and installed a new one.

He and I sat down and went through all the cool new options and overall, I was pleased. He could have been more warm and friendly, but…whatever.

Anyway, I’ve been enjoying my new HDTV experience, marveling at the picture and generally thinking, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?” and then remembering, “Oh yeah, I remember. Because it’s expensive as hell!”

Then, the other morning, I sat down at the breakfast nook table and looked up through one of my skylights and saw this:

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My installer didn’t, in fact, install the new dish where the old one was, OUT OF SIGHT.

No, he installed the new one about 10 inches to the left of the old one and now it hangs over my skylight, protruding on the serenity of my tree-lined sky view.

I’m still trying to decide whether or not it’s worth the complaint.

What do you think?

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4 thoughts on “Picture Phone Phriday – Dec. 19, 2008

    AtHomeDaddy said:
    December 19, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Would drive me bonkers.

    Eric said:
    December 19, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    It would irritate the hell outta me!

    I would be callin’ and my wife would say “Oh, don’t” and I’d go ahead and do it.

    They will come out and fix it, free of charge…

    Just do it!
    -E

    RE: Think I’ll wait till after C-Mas. Maybe by then I’ll be apathetic over the whole thing.

    Adriana said:
    December 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    This is my first visit to your blog. Love it! The incosiderate cable person should be more aware of of what they do to peoples homes, I would not complain (neither of you need that stress) but move it the next chance I get.

    RE: Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment! I thought about moving it myself, but it’s pretty unwieldy at this point. I think he bolted down the base, and then put the rest of it together. For me to try and move it myself now, might be asking for a lot of trouble. I’m still on the fence!

    Allison said:
    December 22, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    That will slowly erode your sanity over time if you don’t address it. It’s bothering me a little more each second as I type this comment.

    RE: Called DirecTV and they said that since I didn’t climb up on the roof to verify the installation that it was my fault. If I want it moved…$50. See, they don’t know that I’ll pay $200 to switch to a different service if it proves a point…
    Don’t push me people! I’ve been with kids for a week now. I’m teetering on the very edge of SANITY!

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