Well, we finally did it...we took the plunge and bought a new TV. It felt like a rash decision, but then I remembered we have been looking for at least a full year without ever committing. We're pretty excited we have finally joined the HD world!
Our sad old TV
New and improved
I must say I do feel a little sad for our old TV, sitting out in the dusty garage. It has such a great story behind it. When we were living in CT apartments when we were first married, we accumulated most of our furniture from garage sales and hand-me-downs. Well, one Saturday while garage saling, we found a beautiful, sturdy wood armoire. We thought it would be perfect for our TV, but we wanted to stain it a darker wood. Again, who would have imagined it would be such a huge task. We spent weeks sanding the stupid armoire, and that didn't even include the staining and top coat (all on our small balcony I might add). The moment finally came where we got to put the TV in our beautiful, new armoire. As Kevin went to slide the TV in, we realized the TV did NOT fit...we had never measured and just assumed it would. Talk about devastating disappointment! We had spent so much time on our crazy armoire that we couldn't imagine getting rid of it, so our sweet friends and neighbors who lived below us offered to let us take their TV and we gave them ours. So we downsized and have had it ever since. Good story, right?