Hey y'all! Hugs, kisses, yada yada yada...
Have I got an idea for you!?!?!?!?
Yep, indeed I do! And, it's not something retarded like a butt-wiping extension wand, or a stupid canine DNA swab test deal. Nope! This is something y'all can give with pride!
It has always been a problem keeping up with the remote control in our living room. There's a couple of reasons. One reason is that the TV up there only gets watched during College Football Season. I don't watch much TV outside of that, and The Mrs. has her nest kinda' built back in our dark mauve bedroom. So, she rarely ever looks at the TV in the living room.
Every once in a while the boys will come visit, and they'll look at a show, or a film on DVD up there (which is usually when the remote control disappears into the couch, or my recliner cushion, or somewhere else). But, the boys were not at fault this time.
Nope, 11 month old Tucker was the culprit this time. On his daily rounds of pilfering the entirety of Andy's Place, it seems that he got hold of the living room TV remote on Thursday. So far, I have found one half of it, and one of the two batteries. I certainly hope he didn't eat the other one...probably didn't, or we'd have known by now.
Anyway, I came in to the market for a new multi-function remote control. Now, I had had my eye on one for a good little while. But, I didn't just want to make an impulse purchase without a real need. But, said "need" had arisen, so I went and got me just what I've been wanting.
I think it would make a great Christmas gift for somebody on your list, too!
It is a chink made "JUMBO UNIVERSAL REMOTE!" I have no idea what brand it is, but it's made in China, so it must be good. And, it controls up to 5 devices, too!
Now, when it says, "JUMBO," they ain't lying! Just for perspective...
Dang, it's big, huh?
I was so excited to finally get me one of these. There is NO WAY the boys are gonna be able to lose this sucker, and I can even use it without having to go find my reading glasses!
And, can you believe that this sucker runs on just two AA batteries? Really! I mean, that's just 3 volts like the little bitty one we only found half of. That has got to be an EnergyStar saver deal, or something.
I'm doing my part.
Man, I like this thing. It has an automatic "Code Search," too, so you don't have to look at that tiny little print on the instructions trying to find out the numeric code to make it work with your particular equipment.
I have a Sanyo (code 139). Not sure what kind of DVD player I have, but it don't matter. "Code Search" will handle it. Those chinks are good.
Anyway, I've got a couple of old geezers like myself on my list that I'm gonna get one of these for this Christmas. And, if you want one, you can get one too.
I bought it at Fred's Super Dollar. They probably have 'em at a Fred's near you, too. And, don't worry about the money. I paid exactly TEN DOLLARS! Really! Just 10 bucks for the ultimate problem-solving universal remote.
Go get yourself one, and one for EVERYBODY over 50 on your list. They'll love you for it.
(I know it ain't good to brag on your personal possessions and all, but every once in a while I make a purchase that I just must show off to y'all.)