I think that doesn’t make any sense, how could the TV be clicking when it is not on. I decide I’d better check this out. He probably pressed the wrong button on the remote to cause this clicking. Electronic equipment is not something my husband likes to tinker with, to him it just needs to work. Don’t try to figure out how or why it works, just learn the function of a minimal number of buttons and life is good.
Yes, the TV is clicking. Actually is sounds like the blinker of an old car inside the TV. We even unplug the TV and yet it continues to click! I guess the TV has finally decided to die. By our best calculations, it is probably about 25 years old. In fact, I think this was a hand-me-down from his parents. So the clicking was the last gasp of this ancient, huge, boxy TV. It had warned us, by warping and slowly shrinking the picture, but we ignored the signs. It lived a good life in the bedroom, but it was time to move on to a nice little flat screen.
The timing was convenient. We don’t have a Costco where we live, but we were going to be near one the next day. Perfect! We will go to Costco and get a new small flat screen TV and a new counter microwave too.
Why do you need a microwave too, you are wondering. Well, the button to open the door on our microwave popped a spring about six months ago. It still worked (sort of) so I didn’t think it was necessary to replace it right away. However, over time the inside of the door began to rust. So, this is a perfect opportunity to replace that too says my husband. He is tired of dealing with the button.
Of course, Consumer Reports was consulted prior to any purchasing. We arrived at Costco, rolled into the TV department. Plunk! A 27 inch TV box into the cart. Moving on to microwaves. Thunk! A microwave added to the cart. Off we go with our purchases.
Back home we assemble the TV, but of course the satellite remote is not set up for this TV. I try the multitude of access codes but none work. It is 10:15 PM, this is a job for tomorrow. After a quick call to Dish, the remote is synced to the TV. Yeah! That was easy.
On to the microwave . . . take it out of the box, plug it in. Simple, right? Yes, but has less wattage than our previous machine so it takes longer. The beeper at the end goes on and on and on, even when you open the door. Plus it is noisy when cooking. Husband is not liking this machine.
Apparently, it can overheat too. I was cooking bacon in it and after I had taken the bacon out, it turned off. Poof! No power at all. I moved it to another outlet, still no power. Thirty minutes later, it’s back working. I predict this is not living long in our house.
This month has taken a toll on machines in our life. Two weeks ago it was my laptop, followed by the wireless printer, the TV, the microwave, and finally my husband’s cell phone. That’s another story for another day.
I hope we have reached the end of this string of appliance issues.