Yes. We had a spare VCR.
Yes. We still use a VCR.
So when the VCR that our kids use to watch (mostly Disney) movies died a quick death Saturday I did not fret. I just told my husband to replace it with our spare one. Sounds silly right? Why would we have two VCR’s? Well if I remember correctly, one was mine (from before I started dating my husband) and one was his. We started dating over a decade ago. When we started decluttering we decided to keep a spare.
Yes. VCR technology is dead technology.
But… if the kids have access to a bunch of movies that were mostly hand-me-down’s and if it doesn’t matter whether the tapes break or not – then why not??
So now there is only one VCR in our home. The other one is outside in our recycling box. It will be brought to our local recycling centre which now accepts small appliances as part of the Unplugged program.
I’m not sure what we will decide to do when the last VCR dies. We have many VHS tapes that would need to be donated if we decided to not find a “new” VCR.
I really hope no one that is reading this post is thinking “What is a VCR?”.
When I was around 7 or 8 my dad brought home our first VCR. It was so exciting! We no longer had to go rent one. It was around the same time that we bought a Commodore 64. But I digress…
Can you make me feel better about us hanging onto old technology? Any of you have an 8 track player? Reel to reel? Ghetto Blaster?
What is hiding in your home?
Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~Lao Tzu
“Excess and deficiency are equally at fault.” – Confucius