I've always been ambivalent about having a TV, and during various times during our married life we've managed fine without. Since we have internet, we could even watch the TV news since the TV's demise. So, I didn't rush to get it fixed. It's death didn't bother me all that much. I could still watch my DVDs on the "other computer."
The other day a retired neighbor came over to borrow some of my DVDs and videos and asked if I was interested in borrowing any of his. I asked for DVDs.
"But you have a TV and VCR, too," he said.
"But our TV is dead, so I use the laptop."
"How did it happen?"
I told him the story.
"It's probably just a 3 shekel (less than a dollar) fuse. I'll fix it."
He came over a different day, took it apart, extracted the burnt fuse, brought it to Kashayoff Electronics, King George St., Jerusalem and bought me a replacement fuse.
Then the next day he replaced the fuse, and...
We could dance for joy!
Thank G-d for great neighbors!!