Thanks for all the comments yesterday, some good thoughts to chew on.
Here’s what we decided to do:
1. Keep the same TV with the green spot. It works just fine.
2. We went to Target and bought a $50 DVD player, since we have been using NetFlix, and our other one broke.
3. We signed up for Direct TV with a DVR. Don’t be mad. (See explanation below).
4. We are going to build a cold frame for lettuce and seedlings first, and see how it goes. If it goes well, we might do a greenhouse in a few years. Wes is totally in on it.
Here’s our rationale for the Direct TV: We know it’s unreasonable to think we’re both going to stop watching any TV of any kind. I probably could, but Wes really likes it for switching gears when he gets home or for riding the trainer. He’s been reading more now than ever, but he pretty much needs 30 minutes of mindless activity after dinner first. The problem with this is that network TV is almost all TRASH and the commercials are even worse. Enter Direct TV (when we had it before, we watched food network or national geographic 90% of the time) and a DVR. Now we can skip the commercials and watch somewhat educational TV, rather than mind-numbing garbage. If we find that it leads to more TV watching than before (rather than less) we will take the penalty and get rid of it – we are both on board with that.
So, some of you are probably disappointed in us, but we are trying to be realistic. And we didn’t buy a 60″ plasma screen TV, and never will.
I promise to share my delicious lettuce one we get that cold frame set up.