We are officially on board with a new HDTV. DearWife, acting in her pseudo-official role as boss of all things financial except cigars, approved the purchase today. I think the final thing that put it over was "Jeez, if MuskyBoy has one..."
Now it's all in the timing. I have to get the HD-DVR from DirecTv, order the TV from CDW, and we're set. I can now see the rest of the Bears undefeated season in High Def without bothering pals.
In other news, I have inexplicably become addicted to this webcam. It's a watering hole on a preserve in Africa apparently. We put it up on the LCD at work. Just today there were Water buffalo, Impalas, wildebeest, boars and all kinds of birds. We've seen elephants and giraffes as well. Cool, yes?
Today, DW took the kids on a 'leaf hunt.' Apparently she got the idea from a book they were reading. The kids were psyched up. Then about 3 minutes into it, BigBrother realized that he was on a hunt. For leaves. "It's soo booring."
DW: "Sure, what do you want to do instead?"
BB: "Let me think a minute. " pause. "How about we find colored leaves?"
Finally, the TV decision came at a fortuitous time. DWs 20th HS reunion, and an evil former blogger who will not be named pulled her into helping out. As soon as the kids go down on the weekend, DW starts to realize her situation. "Oh my God, I have so much to do. The office is annoying the crap out of me. The toys need to be put away, and I have to..."
Thankfully, many of these things have no effect on me. I can generally just push things to the perimiter of the room and be happy that I've done my 'cleaning.'
So, how DW (who is with the kids all day, has workouts, and cleaning and bill paying and on and on and on) has the time to help evil former blogger with the reunion, I'm not sure. I do get the feeling that I'll be watching a lot of High-Def TV alone over the next several months however.