My sister arrived this morning with her 20 year old television to replace my 25 year old television so that I can hook up the DVD player I've had for two years.
How simple that sounds when I type it.
The House Bwca and I spent about three hours playing with electric cords and coloured leads and wondering why we couldn't get anything to work. It did help when we put batteries in the DVD remote control. Well, I'm very careful with things like that, I took them out when I wasn't using the DVD and I forgot.
We eventually had a picture running from the DVD to the TV and no sound. It was okay because we're both old enough to remember silent movies and it was a comedy so we laughed. During her tea break my sister turned up with a tech savvy friend who told us we needed a three pronged cord which he'd brought with him and we were using a two pronged cord which came with the DVD so not our fault.
The film was funnier with the sound. Then we spent another hour trying to get the picture back by running the TV through the VCR. (is everyone still with me?) We finally did that but we don't know what we did so we'll probably go through it again tomorrow night.
So it was an elephant stamp for the House Bwca for the DVD, one for me for getting the pilot light on the space heater to stay lit and another one each for not spilling the Bombay in frustration minus one for me for thinking it was the end of Daylight Saving and putting all the clocks back.