After several months of above average temperatures and no rain, we really got hit on Tuesday. The ride to work was horrific! The rain was coming down so hard, branches were all over the place, and roads were flooding fast! As quickly as it started, it also quickly passed. It did manage to pick up our (brand new) table umbrella and whip it over the house and all the way out to the street. There's no hope for it now. During the umbrella's flight, it managed to plow into our satellite dish and knock us off the network! Unfortunately we can't get a man out here until Friday.
But what about my show I watch every night? What about my end of the night TV viewing with a glass of wine? OK, where there's a will, there's a way, right? And could this have worked out more perfectly?
I remembered that we all have access to HULU! Yes, Hulu saves the day in more ways than one. I could still watch all my favorite shows! They run a day later but that's not only OK, it works out for the better. As some of you know, I've been back on my quest for good health. One of my biggest struggles is exercise. A couple years ago we bought a Precor Elliptical, but I find it BORING! Since the storm has made me watch my daily show a day late, I can now watch it anytime of day instead of waiting until 8:00. So I now watch it while on the elliptical with my 17" screen laptop. It sits right on the ledge.
As for the end of the day relaxing time, I created a cozy little space on my super comfy couch, watching Hulu with my laptop on the coffee table. It's not like watching it on the 57" screen, but it will do until the satellite is fixed.
So I may have lost a $49 umbrella and four days of the big screen TV, but I gained a new healthy habit. Good trade-off!