Our Television Situation

If you’ve read the blog for any length of time you know that Hubby and I are not big television watchers and we don’t have cable.  We’ve been happy with the channels we can get via the antenna of our roof top.

When we moved to town we hoped that we’d get the same channels and happily we did.  From January through April, we got all the channels.  Then slowly, we lost channels.  One television would get some channels and one would get others.  It was so frustrating.  Our kitchen television was the worst.  It’s the one we watch the most so it was especially frustrating.  It didn’t bother me nearly as much as it bothered Hubby.  What bothered me the most was that it bothered him.

I often found him watching more television via the garage television as it got different channels from the kitchen one.

After a couple months we decided it was the television….$200 later.  UGH.  We got a couple more channels but were now up to 3 stations.  UGH.

We were watching less television which didn’t really bother me yet occasionally I did want to watch television and with Fall and then Winter coming I knew we’d want to watch more.  I started investigating online to see why one day we’d have wonderful reception and the next day poor reception.  I couldn’t get a definitive answer.

Then Saturday I went to town and stopped at the appliance store.  I talked with the guy there and he suggested that possibly our amplifier burned out.  He said that they are easily burned out via lightning.  I bought one and $48 later…we have our television stations back!!


Now he has to take the old one out and permanently attach the new one to the board.

He is so happy with me…and that makes me happier than having television back.  Hubby wants so little and asks for so little.  It’s nice when I can actually do things that are meaningful for him.

2 thoughts on “Our Television Situation”

  1. I’m interested in how you have everything hooked up. We cut out our satellite tv months ago and were using rabbit ears as an antennae for awhile until hubby bought another kind of antennae which works well for one tv but not the rest. We’re lucky in that we get a lot of stations over the air but still don’t watch as much tv as we used to and spend more time watching netflix.

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