Thursday, May 23, 2013

Short Travel Day and my DVR is Possessed

Today was a grueling 68 mile drive from Bordertown to Susanville.  If we'd been thinking better when we replanned these four days, we might have skipped Bordertown.  However, we're pretty tired, and it was good that yesterday wasn't longer than it was, especially with all of the up/down.  This is what it looked like on the road today.  It rained a little, but nothing spectacular.

Shortly after we arrived, the skies darkened, the wind came up and the temperature dropped precipitously.  At that point we were done with the utilities, so we ran inside expecting a downpour.  Nope, the weather kept going with very little rain, and then it was back to sun and broken clouds.
This bird is not a happy camper.   He was puffed up and looking unhappy.  Later, when Jim headed out to do laundry he attacked, twice.

Our satellite receiver/DVR is behaving badly.  We are supposed to be able to be able to tape two channels and watch one of the two that's being taped, or watch one and tape one.  This week, we've only been able to tape one and watch that same channel.  I called DISH and the kid on the phone didn't know anything.  First he told me I had to have two televisions (no), then he wanted to edit the Record Mode (only available in dual mode, I'm in single mode), then he decided that it must be a broken hard drive (doubtful).  So, they've shipped a new receiver/DVR.  Remove and replace is non-trivial.  It's a rat's nest of A/B switches up there because we kept the ability to use the carry out antenna as well as the one on the roof, the cabling to install a second TV in the bedroom, as well as view over the air and cable, and see different programming in the back of the bus and the front.  It's going to require professional installation, and so far the only people we know who can do the work are in southern California.  I am not happy about this.  Oh, and Dish wants the broken receiver in the mail in 10 days.  So far we can fix the problem by holding the reset button down for 10 seconds, but something bad is happening in there.  Grumpy I am about this.
Tomorrow we speak the the lawyer about what must be done next to close out May's estate.  After that we're hoping for a hike in the great outdoors.

1 comment:

  1. Totally understand your frustration. It is maze of wires. The fellows that redid all of our wiring are in Ohio. We would be lost with out the ability to record two and watch one all ready recorded. We are so spoiled.

    Hope the hike helps relax you:)