Day 1: A Farewell to DVR
Cable was officially disconnected yesterday. They do it remotely so there was no one to meet with, nothing to sign. Just a pushy customer service agent trying to convince me to upgrade, even though the whole point of this is to save about $100 a month in order to not default on student loans.
The shift has been minor so far. I just moved the last of the big stuff from the old apartment to the new one on Sunday, so the DVR/box never even saw the inside of our new digs. Plus, I’ve been so busy unpacking, cleaning, organizing and doing all the other stuff a move entails that I haven’t had much of a chance to notice it’s missing.
Then…I had to go back to the old place to box up some stray glasses and the food from the fridge, and there it was. It was the only thing on the floor in the living room, covered in dust bunnies and dirt film, it’s cords all unhooked and strewn about in a haphazard manner that I’m sure was the result of our moving the TV and entertainment center in a hurry.
I know there’s a lot of programsleft unviewed on that DVR. The last time I looked at the DVR list, there was:
-4 episodes of Alphas
-5 episodes of Falling Skies
-1 episode of Louie
-1 of Heat Seekers
-The entire series of Breakout Kings. This isn’t “unviewed,” it’s something I used to put on in the background on Friday mornings while I had coffee and did chores.
Since then I know a new Leverage has recorded, which is particularly upsetting–it is one of the only television shows I own all seasons of (Sex and the City, Mr. Show and Jack of All Trades are the others, the first I got in installments as Christmas presents and the last two only come in complete series sets).
I had considered leaving just the TV in the old apartment until Monday, but the though of sitting in an empty apartment, on the dirty floor, staring at a TV in the dark seemed a bit too close to addict behavior for comfort.
After it was moved, I did briefly consider bringing the TV back to the old place so I could watch up the last of the stuff. Yep, I thought about dragging a 40-inch flat screen 5 miles down a highway in order to view my last pixels of cable.
I have a PROBLEM.