Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ode to the DVR & Spring Cleaning Symphony

How did I ever live without my new DVR? (digital video recorder in case you're living in a cave... with a laptop...)

I've no idea... Now I can watch all those shows I kept forgetting to watch or record before. I can even watch shows that I didn't know were on!

And no more unmarked video tapes floating around or that chance that my wonderful husband of 18 3/4 years will record over our wedding video.

Another plus is I don't have to fall asleep in front of the TV watching a show because I didn't have a tape to record it on - now I can just hit that little "R" and head to bed (in my five-star hotel room bedroom... watch for that post - I'm THRILLED with the make-over I've given our master bedroom!)

I'm pretty sure this is going to be a "plus" overall. I'm not watching more TV - but rather just the shows I'd like to, and not getting distracted by all the other stuff that's on. You know... Just watching that one decorating show I want (usually Divine Design with Candice Olsen) and not getting sucked in by the trailers and commercials for stuff "coming up next".

OH! And I get to skip ALL the commercials! Gotta love that!

I heart my DVR!

If I weren't so busy doing home improvements around here I'd show you more of what I'm actually doing. Here's what I've done so far (or "paid" my darling husband to help with...)
  • redone the master suite
  • gotten shelves up in the laundry room to store that extra junk I can't get rid of because I NEED it
  • re-organized the game and candle closet (yes... I have a closet dedicated to storing board games and candles...)
  • purged and decluttered pretty much the entire house and
  • had one garage sale and organized for a second garage sale (quite a feat seeing as how we don't even have a garage...)
The post is "coming up next" though. I just wish I'd remember to take the "before" photos! I always love a good "before and after", don't you?
Edited to add: I've now got "programming the DVR to record from my cell phone or puter" figured out. This is the best invention EVER! If you want to switch to Direct TV let me know... They'll give us both $50. They are so cool...


  1. I think the title "I'm gonna gloat and brag a bit" would have fit better for some reason..geesh..but I'm looking forward to seeing all your improvments while watching the Steele girls..and I'm not gonna be jeolous cause hey I got new knockers ;D

  2. You will love the new way of recording your shows. Now if you do fall asleep you can rewind and watch again! It doesn't sound like bragging to me....just getting things taken care of around the house. Good for you! I can't wait to see it....literally....I may come by tomorrow! LOL! Lisa~

  3. Beware: Lisa means it! (ha)

    I can't wait to see what you've done at your house. It has looked decluttered every time I've been there though. Were you hiding things in your car? (hee hee)

  4. Not in the car... in the master bedroom!!!

  5. There's nothing quite as fun as keeping our homes! To simplify is one of the greatest ways! I'm so proud of you. Thank you for sharing your joy with us. We celebrate with you.

    I think your bedroom likes devine! Such a lovely retreat for you and Brian.

  6. Can't wait to see the pictures of your beautiful master suite!


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