May 24, 2007
We have TiVo again

Our replacement TiVo unit arrived on our doorstep late this afternoon. It's all set up now, so when Olivia comes home from school tomorrow she can see one of her beloved Noggin programs again. Of course, she won't have many choices yet, after only a day of recording, but it's a start.

The funniest thing to come out of this whole episode was Tuesday night, the day our original box died. We had given Olivia the bad news that she couldn't watch Diego or Jack because the TiVo was broken. She seemed to accept this with more stoicism than I'd shown, and after dinner when she usually gets to see her daily allotment of two shows she went upstairs with Audrey and me to play instead. This left Tiffany free to watch the NCIS finale as it aired, since we couldn't record it. About midway through, I had to bring Audrey downstairs so Tiffany could feed her. Olivia of course tagged along, and when she saw Tiffany watching TV, she exclaimed in the most accusatory tone of voice I've ever heard her use "Hey! You said TiVo was broken!" I lamely tried to explain the difference between TiVo and TV to her, then thought better of it and just hustled her back upstairs. This is the sort of thing they don't tell you about before you become a parent.

But all is well now, and I hope to catch the Lost finale off the Series II TiVo we bequeathed to my in-laws in the next few days. I'm on high spoiler alert till then.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 24, 2007 to TV and movies