Sunday, October 4, 2015

Never A Dull (Or Even Close To It) Moment

Our TV reception went flooey the middle of last week, and we ended up having to get a serviceman (from da big city, 130 miles away) out to analyze the problem.

He was a very nice, accommodating fella and a big help since after much fiddling around, it was suggested a couple of limbs from our twin birch tree might be causing the glitch by blocking the satellite signal to the dish.  (So what moved?  The satellite or the tree?)


Mr. Repairman helpfully held the ladder steady while Papa Pea climbed nearly to the tippy-top of our extension ladder to do the surgery.

Limbs came down off the tree with no mishap, husband came down off the ladder with no mishap and the repairman went on the rest of his rounds for the day.

12 comments:

Nancy LittleHomesteadinBoise said...

That's funny, what moved? :)

Mama Pea said...

Nancy - Well, I have been reading that the earth is shifting on its axis . . . ???

Laurie said...

Haha! Glad there were no mishaps, but I was sure you were going to say the dish got moved.

Dawn McHugh said...

Does it work better now ?

Kristina said...

Interesting. I'm guessing your TV works much better now?

Mark said...

I'm interested in the TV question, too. I had to do some big time trimming to keep our satellite TV working mid-summer, but I never had to get higher than my tippy toes.

I'm glad there were no mishaps of any kind. Gravity, in addition to being a generally reliable thing and all, has a way of levying some pretty heavy penalties for the most trivial mistakes.

Mama Pea said...

Laurie - One of the limbs was quite heavy and all the while hubby was cutting it, the repairman was telling a story of a guy he knew who had a cut through limb swing back and try to knock him off his ladder! No such close call here, thankfully.

Mama Pea said...

Dawn, - Back in perfect working order!

Mama Pea said...

Kristina - All is A-OK now. :o}

Mama Pea said...

Mark - Must have had something to do with the sun's changing autumnal path across the sky as we could readily see some heavy shadows on the face of the receiver. But all is well now. Us: 1, Gravity, 0.

DFW said...

Working on a ladder, high up, with a chainsaw is never easy. Glad the repairman was their to help but I bet you would have done without his stories!

Mama Pea said...

DFW - The thing was he took only a (really sharp) hand saw up with him. When all was said and done, he wished he had used a chainsaw! I think the repairman was telling the story more as a warning that hubby should be aware that could happen and be careful of it. (Or else he had a weird sense of support!)