Elvis is back in his heaven (UPDATED below)

And my world is once again whole.

The Comcast technician has done his sacred duty, the TV is producing pictures and noises, the cable box is a new one, component cable has replaced coaxial (this is something that was supposed to happen back when I first installed the digital box but didn’t) and I shall now settle down to re-establish all my settings and recreate my recording schedule. I’ll miss quite a bit no doubt – like the future programs I scheduled because they sounded interesting. I won’t remember those.

My archived recordings are all gone and Comcast’s TV Guide doesn’t show past days – noting prior to the current day/hour. So I need to find a listing somewhere and see what I need to catch up on at ON DEMAND or Hulu.

I know it sounds like I spend my days on the couch, remote in hand. I don’t. Not at all. I do like to watch television and I record and ultimately erase much more than I ever actually watch. But I never watch anything other than news in real time so planning is involved, and that’s what I’ll now go spend a few hours doing.

That is, after I return the laptop* to the office from the kitchen, reconnect everything in its proper place and put my lonely MagicJack phone back in business.

* Icing on my cake – the laptop battery is dead-da-da-dead-dead-dead. It cannot move about without its power cord. I think it died in a show of solidarity with the cable box. Possible.

UPDATE: I wonder who would believe that I just got off the phone with Comcast yet again? Oh I still have TV – that part works. But the on-screen TV guide? Not so much. Everything but today is “To Be Announced”. I have called it in like a good customer  – as it turns out, one of the thousands who’ve been flooding their lines.  My anticipated rescheduling will not happen right now, which is a shame because I’ve very little free time this week after tonight.  The beat, as I said below, goes on.

7 responses to “Elvis is back in his heaven (UPDATED below)

  1. Congrats!
    And tonight Colbert & Stewart are back also – more order restored.

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  2. And all is right with the world. Amen.

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  3. What’s wrong with spending days on the couch, remote in hand? Sounds like heaven. On second thought, forget the remote–that cat has the right idea!

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  4. Check the UPDATE – I wonder if I’ve offended Elvis?

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