Wednesday, June 02, 2010
I'm Still in My Forties and Other Goobly Gook
Speaking of before you know it...the other day I got another AARP invite in the mail . I started yelling, "I'm not 50 for another 7 years! Leave me alone! Don't keep reminding me!" It's says right on it that you have to be 50. Good God!
Still debating on what to do with the air conditioner. Luckily, the temperature has been relatively mild so I haven't needed it. Then on the other hand if it were sweltering I'd probably be forced to make a decision. Instead I'm facing analysis paralysis.
I've put together a spreadsheet with all my options. There are 10. I've laid out all the prices, equipment pros and cons and compared them with their warranties, energy efficiency etc. I was ready to make the call when I discovered the option I was going to go with (the lowest price) only offered a 5 year warranty where all the others had a 10 year. Then, on top of that, I got a call from another guy. Whose actually coming out in about an hour to give me another estimate.
Oy! That's all I need, another option!
I thought it was the cable box? That would have been nice. It is actually the tv. So now I've got to buy a new set. However this decision is an easier one. I'm not going to, at this point, Remember replace it with the full-fledged home theater system with 60 inch screen like I eventually want to. For the time being I'm getting a decent 32" that will easily fit in the existing credenza. It'll be a simple throw the other one out and get a new lightweight one installed. Next year when I'm ready to get the home theater system, the 32" will go in the spare bedroom. Consumer Reports recommended a Panasonic which I saw for $399 at Best Buy.
Alright, that's it. Need to get ready. Over and out...
Posted by Rick Bettencourt at 6:17 AM