Before I get to 'splaining why mama's happy, I need to do this one thing for Kathy B. I REALIZE I promised, just last evening, that I was DONE posting pictures of our new place. Well - - - Kathy B asked where I do my blogging. So, the rest of y'all can just IGNORE these first two photos and skip on down to the meat of this post if you'd like.
HA! As if ANYTHING I post has real "meat" in it.
Also, please know that I do NOT consider myself a decorator. I don't "do" the a la mode or decor de jour. My home will never be on the cover of "Better Homes and Gardens" or any other decorating magazine for that matter.
I do what I like and what I find cozy. I love to have my family heirlooms, antiques, and life memory things all around me. That's what I do - - - we call it Decor A La Keetha.
And now, Kathy dear, THIS is my computer room and the room from which I do my bloggy creations. I can look up and see through my curtain to a lovely piney row right across First Street. On my desk and in my bookshelf are some of those life reminders I love so well.
Oh, should you happen to see him in this picture, Harry Potter is NOT mine - - - that's one Fisherhubby condesention in this room with me. He's got some vampire novels in the bookcase too - - - and I wouldn't be caught DEAD reading one of those. (Dead - - - get it??? Vampires - - - - oh, I guess you'd have to be in MY mind to get that one - - - )
And on the wall behind me is the lovely "guest bed" just waiting for y'all to come visit.
That is if you could stand sharing the room with Harry and the Vampires.
OK now - - - so why is mama happy today?????
Well, the MAIN reason is that I'm taking a break from all my box unpacking and watching my beloved college football ALL DAY LONG. That's right - - - you heard me! Just before 11 AM I will descend into my cave with my remote control in my hand and whoop and hollar until about midnight.
But that almost didn't happen, and here's the scoop:
About two weeks before our move from Indiana to Wisconsin I CALLED to order our TV installation up here. I scheduled that installation for Wednesday, Nov. 3. We decided to try Direct this time - - - I was hoping for more HD channels and a lower bill. I mean, afterall the commercials PROMISE that, don't they?
Well, Wednesday - - - right as rain - - - the Direct guy, Mike, and he was a really nice guy too - - - appeared at our door and in next to no time we had Direct TV. The picture was gorgeous. The clicker was going to take a little getting used to - - - but I was well satisfied.
Fisherhubby walked into the room, turned on the TV and began to search for HIS favorite channel:
Yes folks, there IS a network that is fishing shows all day long every day, 24/7. It is called the World Fishing Network and Fisherhubby (duh - - - he IS Fisherhubby afterall) MUST have it.
I KNEW this about him, and BEFORE ordering Direct I repeatedly asked if WFN was on there. They must have thought it was one show on the Outdoor Network.
They assured me WFN would be there.
Fisherhubby called Direct right up, same night as the installation and CANCELLED it!
Mama wasn't very happy because SATURDAY was coming, and SATURDAY means:
Mama threatened to check into a hotel for the day if she didn't have TV by Saturday at 11:00 AM. Oh yes, mama DID threaten that - - - she was NOT happy.
But Fisherhubby persevered. He called Dish, our old beloved standby TV provider, the one that HAS WFN. They PROMISED they would be here to install on Saturday morning between 8 and noon.
I hear drilling.
I hear pounding.
I can almost hear the Dish TV service coursing through the wires because:
CLAY is here!!! CLAY is my hero!!! He is installing Dish TV and it's only 9:10 AM.
Mama should be watching football by 11:00 and Mama is happy.
So go ahead - - - y'all be happy too!
(Photo credits: WFN from apescar.tv, College FB from jacktimes.com)