Four Down. Thirty Three to Go . . .

This morning started out waiting.  Waiting for the FedEx truck to show up with my new Directv DVR. But it was about 1:30pm when the FedEx guy showed up in front of the rig with my package. It’s nice when they deliver right to your front door, instead of me having to traipse down to the office.

When I first opened the box I was happy to see what I thought was the upgraded model R22 that I was hoping to get. But instead I got the R16 which is a one step upgrade from the R15 that I was replacing.

The reason I wanted the R22 is that out of the box it holds more than 3 times as many hours of video as our present one. And it also lets you connect an external HD for much more space. In addition, it lets you record more than the 50 series that my old does.

So I was kind of bummed out. But I may have gotten a reprieve. After getting the new unit installed and activated, I started to enter the programs we wanted to record on a regular basis.

And that’s when I found the unit was not working correctly. Normally when you go to the program guide and want to record a program, the first press of the record button records that particular program. Pressing the record button again sets it to record every show of that name on that particular channel. This lets you record Big Bang Theory every Thursday night until you tell it to stop. Pressing the record button a third time cancels all recordings.

But the new machine doesn’t let me record a series. The first press records that show, and then the second press cancels it.

I spent about 30 minutes on the phone with Directv Tech Support, but ran out of time. So maybe I’ll have an excuse to sent it back and get the one I want. We’ll see how it goes.

Around 5pm Nick and Terry showed up and we all headed over to SanTan Village so we could introduce them to our favorite pizza place, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.

Grimaldi's - SanTan Village

Although we got seated immediately, the place filled up fast and there was a wait with people standing outside.

Once again the pizza was delicious, and Nick and Terry seemed to enjoy it as much as we did. Hopefully we’ll be able to go back again before we leave the area.

After first eating at the original one in 2009 in Brooklyn NY, located under the Brooklyn Bridge, we’ve now eaten at one in San Antonio, one in Tucson, and now one in Gilbert. That means we only have 33 more to go to be able to say we’ve eaten at all of them.

Everybody needs a goal in life.

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Thought for the Day:

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth. – George Washington

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2 Responses

  1. After you raved about Grimaldi pizza my Mom and I have eaten at the one in Corpus Christi, TX twice now. It’s all you fault!

  2. Janna,

    Sorry about that.

    Next time I’ll recommend a bad place to make it up to you.

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