Put Ice On It

Our cable box - looks like that might be a problem!

The Friday before the Superbowl, we were anxiously awaiting a big day – the delivery of our brand new beautiful HD big screen TV and, shortly thereafter, the hooking up of our HD cable by Comcast. Dan had been waiting for years to buy the new TV, which was promised once we purchased a new condo and had the space for it. Unfortunately, we were foiled by the weather. Our cable box (or at least the one to which the cable outlet in our living room is hooked up), is completely encased in ice. The photo you see above marks some progress, as at least now the ice on top and below the box melted enough for us to be able to open it up and see the tangle of cables and ice that sat within. But unless we have several MORE days of warmer weather, we may be waiting until spring to get our cable connected!

Fortunately, the cable guy was at least able to connect our cable internet/phone so that we could get our security system installed the next day. It was a big weekend, just not quite as exciting as we had hoped. We will continue to keep an eye on the ice and hope that it melts faster than anticipated.

In the meantime, Dan got himself elected to the condo association board, so we are imagining that we’ll meet even more of our neighbors as we get more involved in our new home. Hopefully it won’t be quite as stressful now that the board has hired a management company to handle most of the daily issues, but at least we will know what’s going on!

We also had another issue with ice in our apartment – mainly that our ice maker failed to make ice in cubes and instead created it at the bottom of our freezer. We’ve ordered a part to see if that will help solve the problem, but we’ll have to see.