THEN, thanks to your comments here and on Facebook, I went and bought a new TV. I had no idea I was living in, oh how to put this...an antiquated technological past.
Noah volunteered to help me look. I took the Best Buy Sunday ad with me. I knew by links and info friends had sent me, that I wanted a 40 inch TV. Bigger than my old one. Clean, crisp and most of all up to date. Got the good resolution but not the internal DVD player or the recorder. I might want that sound bar some day.
I can't believe this is real. Well, it is not real, it is TV for God's sake! Either the TV actors have a good make-up person or they are all beautiful..I had never considered either possibility before.
It was on sale at Target and I got an additional 5% off for using my Target charge.
Noah lugged it home, installed it, and I can't tell you how this lifted my spirits. I CAN live in the modern age!
Meanwhile, how do I give away a fat heavy 1993 TV that works well, but not up to today's standards?
I think to myself...I need a new house to match my TV. Oh get over it, Brenda. Maybe I need one new starkly modern lamp. That could work.