Meeting my own expectations

@GardenGerty (99444)
United States
March 22, 2017 8:27pm CST
I am old. Don't tell anyone that. I can no longer do the stuff I used to. We have a huge oak entertainment center, full of old movies, junk, and a huge tube television. I am too old to move and dust said entertainment center and television. I wanted to minimize. There was a great deal before Thanksgiving of a flat screen 32 inch television. Hubby bought it because I wanted it. It has been sitting in the living room in its box ever since. We needed to empty the entertainment center, and get the big television out. Hubby wants to keep the television for his shop. . . fat chance. So after supper hubby drove to the town where he likes to get gas for my car. He was going to be gone at least an hour. I finished emptying the entertainment center, which with modifications will actually go in my kitchen . I very carefully sat the old tube television in the floor. There were some cabinets we had that I wanted to put in to put the flat screen on. I emptied them, and moved them into place. Unboxed the television, put feet on it. . . and now I am tired. This was one of my major expectations for the week. Now I just need to figure out how to make it work. Hubby may help with that. I know more about technology than he does, but I know very little. The good news is there is an instruction book. Beside me at the desk I have a list of more than fifteen things I accomplished today. Not too shabby. That list does not include myLot, swagbucks or anything online. So this is helping me meet my expectations for the week.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
23 Mar 17
Wow that is great. It shouldn't be too much problem getting it up and running. The big job is done.
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@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
23 Mar 17
Yes, it gets hard to figure out where to put "stuff" while you move "more stuff".
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
23 Mar 17
@GardenGerty Yes that is true.
@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
23 Mar 17
@Happy2BeMe I guess I could try to get rid of stuff.
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• Midland, Michigan
23 Mar 17
So now he just needs to get the tube tv outside or to the road? I'm surprised that you were able to lift it off the entertainment center by yourself. I thought that was what had you stymied. I guess you would be tired out after doing all of that. You said something about the cabinet going into the kitchen, but surely you didn't move it in there by yourself too, did you? I think you do need a rest. Enjoy your new TV.
@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
23 Mar 17
Gravity helped me get the big television to the floor. It was awkward but was on a lower shelf. We will possibly just store it until the city wide yard sale. We will work together to get it into a vehicle and drive it to the shed. Or I will put it up in a Facebook group. With the stuff off the shelves I can scoot the large entertainment center, especially once it gets to the tile. For now I just got it pulled out of the way of the other shelf. The one I am moving to the kitchen is oak, with lots of open shelves. It will be great to put small appliances in. I will have one more oak shelf cut at Lowes and add it myself.
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• Midland, Michigan
23 Mar 17
@GardenGerty If you have a tile floor in the kitchen, what I do is put large, old bath towels under the corners and as I'm working a unit toward a different surface work it over the towel, then you can slide it while it's on the towel and move it off the towels when it gets near the area you're going to put it. That way it won't scratch your floors or get stuck in the grout.
@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
23 Mar 17
@MarshaMusselman I thought about it with the towels, but this is ceramic tile and does not seem to get scratched. It is in its new home now. Yay!
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@jstory07 (67188)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Mar 17
I hope you are able to get your TV set working.
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@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
23 Mar 17
I hope so too. This one is the kind that has a built in roku. If I can't I will beg my son to come get me going.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
23 Mar 17
and now that it's set up, maybe he will help finish it up!
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@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
24 Mar 17
He watched it, all evening.
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• Centralia, Missouri
25 Mar 17
@GardenGerty guess that means it's up and running, lol
• United States
23 Mar 17
If I want something done, there are times I will 'start' and then walk away so my husband gets the point and does it - like he should have. I wasn't born to lift and tote!!
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@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
24 Mar 17
My husband just ignores it. There is a lot that he should do that he does not, but a lot of things he does that I do not expect. It is a little give and take, I guess.
• United States
24 Mar 17
@GardenGerty We share the 'work' but I don't do heavy lifting - that's his job. He is way more capable of that than I am.
@allknowing (65267)
• India
23 Mar 17
You did all that work and you say you are old. You better put yourself in the younger category
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@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
24 Mar 17
Sometimes it is a matter of working smarter, not harder. On the other hand, I get tired quickly.
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@allknowing (65267)
• India
24 Mar 17
@GardenGerty Some people just refuse to accept compliments Bah!!!
@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Mar 17
Good for you that's a lot when old, I know I am too. But my hubby has to hook up the electronics I don't get all that at all.
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@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
24 Mar 17
We are not all the way on that, yet. I am the more techno savvy here, though. We may subscribe to Sling, just so he can get all his sports and I can get HGTV
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Mar 17
@GardenGerty We have sling I like it fairly well.
@PatZAnthony (12657)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
23 Mar 17
It does seem that sometimes our expectations are not reasonable. We need something wonderful to motivate us, don't we? For many, that new TV would be enough. For others, nah... You probably did more today than most do in a week.
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@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
24 Mar 17
Then I will do a lot of resting for a day or two before I go back to work.
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@PatZAnthony (12657)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
24 Mar 17
@GardenGerty Resting after so many chores is a great idea.
@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Mar 17
Sounds like a productive day. Aren't instructions books great?LOL
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@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
24 Mar 17
And on screen instructions as well.
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@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Mar 17
@GardenGerty .....That'd be good.
@hostessman (9456)
• Tucson, Arizona
23 Mar 17
sounds to me you did good I know all about growing older and not being able to not some things
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@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
23 Mar 17
I have to take my time and break tasks down to small things to get them done now.
@sueznewz2 (9999)
• Alicante, Spain
23 Mar 17
sounds like you got a lot accomplished... no wonder you're a bit tired ... I hope you manage to get your tv set up so you can start enjoying the fruits of all your hard work ..
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@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
24 Mar 17
I hooked the antenna to it, we do not have cable or dish. We may subscribe to an internet service to flesh out the little bit we get. I love that it is light weight and so thin. Hubby got to watch two important games on it tonight.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Mar 17
Well done. It's surprising sometimes just how much we can get done if we are really motivated.
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@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
24 Mar 17
I just have to get over the inertia and start moving.
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
23 Mar 17
I would have never been able to move our old tube TV because it was heavier than I am.
• United States
23 Mar 17
The last one we had took two people - two muscle men - - to move.
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
23 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill It was the same when we had to move ours, we needed to call two people. I think it weighted around 100 pounds, we would have never dared to move it.
@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
24 Mar 17
@LadyDuck and @AbbyGreenhill it is so awkward and hard to hold onto. I used to be a lot stronger and more fit than I am now. Hubby and I both are showing our age.
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