The Hater spent almost an hour between trying to fix it himself and on the phone with the satellite people, but to no avail. They said we have a case of a deadus boxus. This is even sadder because that means the things we'd moved to the external hard drive have also been lost forever.
When we moved to this house (almost 2 years ago), it was out in the boonies. We were the third home in this subdivision. The only choice was satellite... but now more homes have been built, and cable is here, too. Since our contract is up, we're going back to cable. Besides being cheaper, it's also more reliable during inclement weather.
The saddest part of all is that if we want to watch tv, we'll have to watch it LIVE and not be able to fast-forward through commercials. I told The Hater last night that there was only one show I was willing to watch commercials to see.
Looks like we'll be playing video games and card games this weekend.
Maybe we'll find an adventure.