We were only a couple of weeks in to our most recent deployment and Murphy had reared his ugly head too many times to even want to remember! The last in our unfortunate incidences, the TV. One of my three wonderful children decided to take it out (with something apparently hard and sharp). This of course was realized once they were all tucked away snugly in bed. So me being the optimist that I strive to be, start looking for the silver lining in this extremely gray cloud! My husband has been wanting a BIG TV. We currently have a 42” and I have stood ground refusing anything bigger! Our TV is fine I have told him on several occasions and our definitions of bigger are totally different. I saw the lust in his eyes for the monstrous 60” TV displayed front and center of the many walking isles at the NEX. So in a moment of pure genius I decided to venture out the next morning in search of a new TV, best thing is it can get bigger without having to watch Dora and Bubble Guppies like we are at the movie theater! I left my house keeping in mind a few rules of TV purchasing for my husband: it must be BIG, it must be LG and it must not be a plasma! I arrive at the NEX around 0930, walk directly to the TV section find pretty much what I am looking for, call the sales associate over to ask a couple of questions. I have two TV’s that I can choose from that fit the requirements; last years model and this years model. I decide that I will fork out the extra cash and get this years model. I purchase the TV, drive over and pick it up. I get home relax for a minute then reluctantly drag the TV from the car to the house (and yes, I literally drug the TV). With a little elbow grease and a few colorful “words” the TV is up and installed; working beautifully. I look at the clock and the time is 1045. Ummmm… yes, you read that right. In 1 hour and 15 minutes I had purchased, picked up, uninstalled the old TV and installed the new TV. This is something that all inclusive would have taken hours or even days if my husband had been present (I know I can’t be alone here!). It would have been all day just choosing the perfect TV and that TV would have been way to big which would have required a new TV stand. You all know how that goes. So the lesson I learned is that TV shopping with out my husband is the only way to go! He got a “bigger” TV, it is an LG and it is not plasma! And I get to keep my entertainment center that I love! Another plus, and this is for him: he never has to listen to me talk bad about the TV, because I bought it all on my own! It is really a win, win for everybody! Except the kids who are currently on cleaning duty as punishment!