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KENNEWICK, Wash-- Martha Lighthouse is one of those women that can see the humor in almost any situation. Admittedly, she is not prepared for d.t.v. So when it comes to the switch, her answer is fairly simple.
"I'll just have to read a book," says Lighthouse.
Lighthouse is one of the estimated millions that are still not geared for the digital age. Her television is only a few years old, but in a matter of weeks it could go black. As for why the need for a converter box, she's left asking questions.
"I know the difference between an analog watch and a digital watch."
A bit different in the t.v. world. And despite the constant advertisements on t.v. and talk of the digital switch on the news, Lighthouse says she still can't grasp the basic concept.
President elect Barack Obama and his transition team have asked congress for a delay in digital t.v. News of the government coupon program running out of money adds just another layer to Lighthouse's hesitation in picking up a converter box; she's on a fixed income, and the money for a new t.v. or cable simply isn't there.
As to where she goes from here, that remains up in the air. But like always, she can find the humor in her current dilemma.
"I'm not that electronically programmed I guess!"