Today we took our new rig to the dealership for a few minor things. One of our issues has been the fact that we can't seem to get HD broadcasts, even though our tvs and satellite dish are all "HD Ready", we got a DirecTV HD/DVR receiver and signed up for HD programming.
The problem is one that doesn't have an easy solution. We have a dome satellite dish. DirecTV just switched most of their HD channels to a different satellite which our dome dish can't find. We've talked about the various options we have, but haven't made any decision. For the time being, we'll wait and see if the dish manufacturer comes up with a solution before we think about spending any more money!
We also found out that the new receiver is bad, so tomorrow one of us will make the day trip across Tucson to exchange it.
The other issues were taken care of easily, and we were back home a little after 3 this afternoon. Gordon and Sandra stopped by for a few minutes. They are planning to start their long journey back to Ottawa tomorrow. Since Gordon has been recovering slowly from Valley Fever, they will take it pretty slow and easy. We wish them a very safe and uneventful journey, and will be sending special prayers that Gordon continues to improve daily. We'll miss our new friends!
And another day flies by.