Friday, January 8, 2010
Over Christmas, there were all these great TV marathons playing. It would have been perfect to tune in something like that and spend a day sewing. So, as I sat watching a show and thinking about quilting, I finally got tired of the setup. I went downstairs and took some measurements, and discovered that the cable running up the bedroom could easily be re-routed from the satellite box, to the living room (where I have a receiver). So I pulled out my drill, moved my TV cabinet, and drilled myself a hole for the re-routed cable line (gee that sounds easy, doesn't it? I admit that it didn't go quite that smoothly, but in the end, the cable was in the living room.) Then, I went shopping and bought myself a cable splitter. And now, I can watch TV in either (or both) the living room and my sewing room. Only catch is, I can only change the channel from the living room.
So now, when I want to go sew for a couple of hours, I check the TV listings, setup some timers for the shows I want to listen to while I sew, and I'm off and running. And I can still switch over to a DVD viewing session if I want to. It's made a big difference the in amount of time I spend in the sewing room. And it's really nice not to have to interrupt a step to get up and change the DVD (or listen to the "intro" music over, and over, and over, while it waits for me to do something).