It was around 9 in the morning when I first the heard the news.
I knew it was huge.
I knew it would transform us all.
I thought how I should be home with my family in a time like this. I called to see how they were doing. But I stayed at work and watched it unfold on the little black and white TV I keep here.
Finally it was 6:30 and time to go.
The drive was long and quiet and sad. I knew what I was coming home to. I knew our lives were changed.
I walked in and first saw my wife....we didn't say much, we just hugged. The kids were kinda quiet but not overly upset. It hadn't set in to them yet. But it would.
The TV was on. CNN. I clicked to NBC. Uh-Oh. CBS...Uh-Oh. and on and on...
It was the most horrible moment of my life...for I knew right then and there that all of my regular TV shows would be pre-empted. Probably all week. Because of some news thingy.
I looked at Wifey. She looked at me. A single tear ran down her cheek
This was gonna be one hell of a week to get through without our regular TV shows.
But then the Gods looked down on us all and we were saved! SAVED! I remembered a stash of videos we had recorded last week! Life was good again! Jim Belushi filled my screen! Ray Romano filled my screen! Laughter once again filled my living room!
May the horror of that day never repeat itself. Never forget no shows. America was built on shows. And they took 'em away.
Point of the story:
Always keep a recording or two of According To Jim around just in case some boring news thing interrupts your shows.