(Avon Park, FL) Hi 75 Lo 52 -- We had a busy Friday! As we mentioned previously, we're changing from DISH Network to DirecTV for our satellite TV service. The national networks are no longer going to be available on DISH. Direct still offers national networks out of either NY or LA, so we’re going with them. The technician came out Friday morning to install the new dish and two receivers, an HD DVR in the living room, and an HD receiver in the bedroom.
Out with the old
In with the new
We got a pretty good deal from DirecTV. We get half off the monthly rate for one year, we get all the movie channels (HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, etc.) free for 3 months, and we even get the NFL Sunday Ticket package free next fall. Now we're getting used to the new channels and how the DVR works. Also, Jim has to re-program our universal remote, and one day soon he's going to take down the dish and practice setting it up before we leave this spring.
That same afternoon Stewarts Mobile RV Service came to replace our water heater. They were scheduled to come on Saturday, but they finished their service calls a little early on Friday so had time to do it then.
One tech did all the disconnections under the kitchen sink where the water heater is located.
While the other took care of the outside.
The heater being pulled out.
It left a big hole in the back of our kitchen cabinet.
It took a couple of hours to get it installed. There was a small but persistent leak that required them to empty and re-fill the tank three times before it finally stopped. The first time we used the hot water after they left we noticed there's a lot less pressure than the cold side. Se we're going to call them tomorrow to come back out and figure out what's wrong and fix it. Maybe a crimped line?
The Olympics have started and I’m a big fan, so I haven't left the TV for very long at a time the past couple days. Jim's not as much into the Olympics as I am, so he reads and listens to music while I watch them.
We have a very busy schedule this week. We’ll tell you all about it in three days.