God does sometimes like to bless us with "non-essentials." I am SO excited that we finally have a new tv! It doesn't even weigh 300 pounds like our former tv. Nor does it have a high pitched ringing that started a few weeks back. The only person more excited than me is my boy. He's spent the last day scanning for basketball so he could watch it in HD. Yes, we finally have an HD tv - flat screen.
The ringing started a few weeks ago - seriously. It gave me numerous headaches (and, no, our tv is not on all the time). I was thinking that maybe we'd use a little of our tax refund to get a small tv until we could afford a big one with all the bells and whistles that my boy dream[ed] of having. Adding to the mix is the fact that our awesome cable/tv/phone package expires in a few weeks, so we either had to convince our current company to give us something equally outstanding or go elsewhere. I ended up in a "chat" with a customer service rep from a company that provides all three. He didn't know what hit him. (This is why I love the on-line "chat." Take your time - can do it with kids screaming - can go to the bathroom if needed.) After 2 hours I had obtained new service AND a HUGE Visa reward card! Enough for a grand tv. Now, to make this even better, my boy (who had begun researching tvs before "v" even came out of my mouth when I mentioned the possibility that we may be able to get a really little new one) went to Costco to "get gas" during the cousin sleepover (more on that later). While "getting gas" he happened to see some tvs. Uh-oh....Costco accidentally put the wrong price on a really big tv. Not just a big tv (according to Michaela it's a "big huge tv," which is what she calls it), it has the really cool stuff he was looking for...the best pixels, the best screen, the best remote. (Well, just kidding on that last part.) So, our new tv is courtesy of Costco and our new cable/tv/internet provider. And, I thank God for blessing us with this because...well, He knows why.