Today started out as the usual dismal day. Bad weather, alone and just sad. I miss my daughter and the usual. It is father's day and I miss spending the day with her. I work at home and spend a lot of lonely days here. My only solace is a nice flat screen TV that I bought about two months ago. cable is supposed to be included in my lease and it has never worked. It has been an ongoing battle with my landlord. This morning I went to put in a DVD that I had watched about 100 times when my TV blew. A bad day just got worse. I sat in the quiet and reflected on all of the bad things that have happened and my old friend "suicide" came creeping back into my mind. I spent the morning and most of the afternoon trying to stay alive. Later in the afternoon I decided to take the TV back and see if the store would do something. Their return policy was 14 days and I couldn't afford a new one but I decided to get off my butt and try. I brought it back and of course the person behind the counter just shook her head. I asked to speak to the manager and he agreed to give me store credit to get another TV. I was pleased and surprised. I went back picked out another TV. The one I had before was only a 26" flat screen but because of the father's day sales I was able to get a 42" flat screen and it was $80.00 less and the manager gave me cash. I learned a valuable lesson today. Don't give up. I wanted to share something positive with all of you because most of my posts have been terrible. Perhaps this is a turn around point in my life. I wanted to thank this forum for helping me, especially WildCherry. You all saved my life and I wanted you all to know how much I appreciated it. OH, and when I got home and and hooked up the TV, my cable worked. It was the TV all along. 100 channels strong. I smiled today. It was an alien feeling for me but I think there is hope for me. I know it is a small thing that happened today but it was positive and I needed it. Thank you all again. It is good to know there is someplace to turn when you need it.