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Friday, January 6, 2012

Technological Dinosaurs

    We still use a VCR. 

     I know, I know. No one uses them anymore. They use tivo or whatever.  We don't. 

    Well, our one vcr died. We had two, one in the living room and one in a spare room. The one in the living room had to be given last rights.

    No prob.  We would just get a new one.  Apparently, we had not paid attention of the death of the dinosaurs.  Oh, you could still get one.  It just didn't do what the old ones did: let you change channels through them and timer record. Man.  Now, what?

   Well, maybe we could find a gently used one.  Right.  We found one at an auction. A vcr/dvr combination.  Yea!  We bought it. Brought it home. Hooked it up.  We put the other one back in its usual place and hooked it up.

   The "new" one wouldn't work.  We had our technologically gifted kids work with it.  It didn't work.

   So, we moved the other one back out front and hooked it up.

   Oh, it came on.  It worked.  The only problem was, it now spoke only Spanish. It recorded in English, but you had to know what the words meant to time record.

  Okay. So, I checked into Spanish dictionary, classes, teachers.

  Then I tried one more time to go through the menu and hit the last phrase on the list and, you guessed it :  ENGLISH. Yea! We are now back to recording and watching. Please pray that it continues.


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