Most holiday seasons when the kids ask us what we would like, we don’t have a clue. But this year, I had an idea. Although we don’t spend a lot of time watching TV, we do miss some great shows. So, I suggested they give us a DVR.
My amazing daughter-in-law Katrina did all the research and recommended Tivo. But when she told us she had ordered the lifetime guarantee package, meaning you pay up front rather than monthly, I was skeptical.
“What’s a lifetime guarantee worth at our age? Can we pass it on to our children?” I wondered. When I pushed back, she said, “Well, you only have to use it for three-and-a-half years to break even as compared to the monthly-pay plan. After that, it’s like free.”
“OK,” I said. I turned to Peter and announced, “Honey, this means I need you to stick around for at least three-and-a-half more years.
We have to get our money’s worth!”