Another thing that happened on Sun afternoon was I went shopping for a new TV. We have had the old one for less than ten years. It was practically new. We don't have cable, so use the broadcast channels, which means we will have an issue next month because our (now) old TV only had an analog tuner. Almost a year ago we bought a new DVD recorder, which has a digital tuner, so the problem was partially solved.
We had a choice: a new TV or a digital converter box.
We thought about it for a while, but finally bought a 32" HD TV. I figured now was the time to buy because TVs go on sale around the time of the football playoffs and Superbowl, which is in January some time. At the store they had a big wall of different TVs, ranging from the really big down to the "little" ones, the 37". I had to look on a small side aisle to find the group of 32" models I was looking for. Still more expensive than I wanted to spend, but didn't want to go smaller.
It works. Kitty was the first to try it out, after I had it connected and the channels programmed.
One of the items on the list Mon was to take the old TV to the recycle center. I had carefully loaded it into the car. At the recycle the guy pulled it out of the car and plucked it face down on the cart and wheeled it away. We generate so much trash.