Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Remote Funeral

This week our receiver went out for our Television, Dish, radio, cd, vcr, dvd player!
We had a remote for everyone of these devices because the guy that installed the Dish Network for us 4 years ago told us that to put everything on one remote would not be good and we would end up with problems. Trusting him we went along with this. It was always such a hassle to turn on even the TV but we got used to the routine.

Since our receiver went out we had it repaired and the repairman ask us if we would like a new remote that would handle everything...ahhhh yeah!
He repaired our receiver, installed it and programed all of the other devices to ONE REMOTE!

Amazing....we took all of our remotes and put them in a small wicker trunk, said out good byes and of course acknowledged how much they have done for us over the past 4 years, said a prayer and closed the trunk. Rest In Peace

A Remote Funeral so to speak.

All is good and so easy now. One remote for TV, Dish, CD Player, VCR Player, Radio and DVD Player.
Do you have more than one remote? Don't let anyone tell you that programming ONE REMOTE is not good. It works. Why did I wait so long?


artistamyjo said...

I hate remotes,even one is a pain!
Plus I find men love to surf rather then watch anything!!
Hugs, Amy

Beth Niquette said...

(snicker) That is so cute! LOL

Pretty Things said...

We have one remote but it's smarter than I am.

whymsicalmusings said...

Sometimes the digital age should be called the clutter age I think! We have one of these new remotes and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! What a fabulous invention!

I will share a secret....I have to have at least one piece of chocolate every day also:)
XXX to you my sweet friend!

Mollye said...

Hey Patti, Ha ha this is so true. I remember that actually less than ten years ago we did not even have a remote for our tv and had to get off our butts and change or turn it on/off and in fact the little cover disc thing for power had been lost so we kept an small old oil can sitting on top of the tv and when we had to turn it on or off stuck the long pointy nozzle in that hole and voila it worked! Crazy huh. Then we got with the age and our next tv which was from one of the kids as they upgraded had a universal remote. Wow.. We were boot scootin then! Hugs and blessings sis, Mollye

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Loved that story. We are old fashioned. HH cannot still operate one remote much less two. I have to go do that for him. I am going over to look at your tins. Happy Easter to you and yours.

MosaicMagpie said...

We play the where is the remote???game everyday! Remember the old days when we actually had to get up from our chairs and change the channel?

Judi said...

Hi Patti *hugs*
Well I am glad you got that sorted out. That was certainly a lot of remotes and I wonder why the guy thought that was better to have one for each. Well having said that I have for my TV, one for my DVD and one for my VHS. hmmmm...well I usually only use the TV and sometimes the DVD so I guess thats why I haven't done anything about this.

Well you had a happy funeral of sorts.

Healing Woman said...

Love your remote funeral post. So cute. Ah, life in the 21st century.

BECKY said...

Funny! Love the "remote funeral"! We have 3 remotes, that we refer to as "clickers"!

Anonymous said...

Very funny. Our tv is fairly old so I don't know if one remote would run everything at our house. My biggest problem is where is the phone. My son and husband leave that thing all over the place.

Electra said...

May they rest in peace. ;-)