If you really want a new TV and think we just have to have one (even though ours works just fine), then you can buy one next year on Black Friday. To which he replied "Ok, deal!"
And do you know what? My homes didn't forget my insane delayed gratification promise.
He talked about getting a TV on Black Friday all stinkin year long...
Maybe it's because our TV looked like this...
And it was a hand-me-down. And the Engineer thought to himself "Why am I the only chump in town with a box tv?"
So, if he had to get a TV that would mess up my whole armoire situation (a slice is pictured above), then I was getting a stand that would not only pleasing to the eye, but toy storage friendly (my freak out lately is where will we put all this baby stuff THEY say we need in our shoebox condo? And saying "no" to clutter...is that even possible with a baby?). Anyway, luckily craiglist provided me with the following at a well discounted price...
I provided craigslist with the old box tv and the rest was up to the Engineer and Brother to figure out on Black Friday.
Did you know it was 28 degree, snow/raining/windy in Ohio on Thursday night? Well I gathered all the warm supplies the boys would need and sent them out at 11pm to line up at Target for our new 1/2 priced 42" FLAT SCREEN TV. And do you know that people start lining up a whole 24 hours in advance for these deals?
**(Meaning the Engineer and brother came home defeated before even having a chance to line up, on account that we calculated each store probably had no more than 10 tvs, therefore a line of 20 or more was pointless to wait in).
Then we all smartened up and realized on-line deals are good enough (and warmer to wait in line for too!) and purchased online instead.
For now we're left with an empty tv stand until Best Buy decides to ship the Engineer's new baby...
Would you believe that we are incredibly bored after just 1 evening sans tv? No Kelly and Reg, no Office, no 16 and Pregnant, or Kendra, or football (ok that's actually AWESOME).
On a happier note, I walked by Pier One the other day and was adoring a white Christmas tree through the window. I thought to myself 'I want a white tree someday!' AND then I magically realized, WAIT A QUICK SECOND we ALREADY HAVE one of those.
And that, my friends, was a good day.