RIP, TiVo. RIP...

Friends, if you're not already sitting down, you better take a seat because I have some very upsetting news.  Last week, TiVo died.  I know, I know.  It's okay, I cried, too.  One night last week, I got home from a run, sat down on the couch (like you do) & turned on the tv.  Nothing.  Actually, that's a lie.  There was something, but it was the public access channel.  Not good.  Where's TiVo?  And why is the picture so squiggly?

A few weeks ago, John caught a mouse, so my first thought was that a mouse got back there & chewed through a wire.  Not so.  All the wires were in tact.  Which is actually kind of a relief.  I'd hate to think that TiVo suffered while a mouse slowly chewed through it's power cord.  Nope.  TiVo went like we all hope to, peacefully in its sleep.

I lost easily 3 weeks of recorded shows.  God knows what they were.  I'm still trying to figure it out.  Every time I talk to someone else, I remember another show that I forgot I watch.  Oy.  After an appropriate grieving period, I went to stupid Comcast & got their stupid DVR.  I told the rep that my TiVo died, to which he replied, "Well, you'll love your new DVR - no annoying noises or beeps."  Gasp!  How dare you.  I am in mourning!

John installed the new DVR last week & after waiting TWO DAYS for the menu to load, I'm slowly rebuilding my queue.  It's a work in progress.  I keep wanting to give shows the "thumbs up" so that this new DVR can learn what I like, but alas, there is no such button.  Speaking of the remote, why so many power buttons, Comcast?  I don't ever need to turn the box off.  One simple power button would have done it, thanks.

TiVo, I hope you're resting peacefully in that big box in the sky, recording things like Highway to Heaven & Touched By an Angel.  Say hi to my VCR.

RIP, TiVo.  RIP....

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