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Showing posts from November, 2014

Christmas Lights (Video)

See, I told you that I would post a video for our Christmas lights. Yes, the video quality is poor but you have to remember that it is dark outside. A little off topic here, actually, way the fuck off topic here but make sure that you watch “The Walking Dead” tomorrow night. The episode is the mid season finale and from what I have heard (I hate reading spoilers), it is going to be a doozy. If I had to guess, Carol is going to die (she is pretty messed up in the hospital). I would prefer if Beth bit it as she is pretty much worthless (sorry Beth). Most of the deaths cause one of more of the characters pain and I am sure it is going to be Daryl that is going to suffer. Hey, I may be wrong and really hope that I am wrong as I think Carol is one of the best characters on the show. Go Carol! Sorry, back to the video….enjoy

Christmas Lights!

It has been several years since we put up Christmas lights on the house. So, we made yet another trip to Lowes and (Michelle) found quite possibly the most expensive lights they had. I will have to admit that they are cool. Three color LED Bulbs that randomly change, sparkle and chase. The picture below does not do it any justice but look forward to a short youtube video here in the next few minutes. I know that nobody actually reads this blog and that I am speaking to myself here but nonetheless, I will be posting a video shortly. It is not quite dark enough outside to take a video. We decided not to put lights up on the second story. One, it would be a bitch getting a ladder up there and two, I don’t want to be another statistic at the local hospital. Joan already took care of that for the family. Sorry Joan, I really do hope that you are feeling better and we both wish you a speedy recovery.

Nice Sunrise

Unfortunately I had to work the day after Thanksgiving. The day went by pretty fast and we got to leave early (3pm MST). Before I started my day, I went out on the front porch to enjoy a cup of coffee and was surprised at the beautiful sun rise I was greeted by.

Another Grand Idea

Even though we have a rather large house, we lack space for things that we had in the old house. Either that, or we have too much crap. Instead of buying yet another shelving unit for our DVDs, we decided to pick up some basic shelves and mount them on the basement staircase landing wall. This was the brainchild of Michelle. I think that it looks really good and the Star Wars poster adds a little zip to the visual experience. The poster was my idea and Michelle seconded the motion.

New Furniture

Finally! We found a couple of chairs and couch for the new house. We have been looking for weeks. The search can be compared to Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Too hard, too soft and just right. Actually, there were other considerations like, too tall, too wide and most importantly, too expensive. We ended up a Sofa Mart (which is part of Furniture Row). If you are not familiar with Furniture Row, the store is like a little strip mall and are all connected inside. The stores include Oak Expressions, Sofa Mart, Denver Mattress and Paul’s TV. One stop shopping. Kind of interesting that Sofa Mart was the first place that we looked at. The best part is that the salesman don’t bother you. No pressure. However, they are always willing to help and and are readily available when needed. One thing that is cool is that you can change the material on virtually all of the sofas and chairs for no additional cost. The lead time only increases by a couple of days. We ended up going with

Finished (finished) Basement

Since we will most likely be getting a new couch and chairs this weekend, it is time to move the existing couch down to the basement. While we are down there, I will re-wire the stereo and hook up the surround sound speakers. I won’t bore you with all of the details but it took us most of the day to get the basement just right.   We had another dilemma, where to put all of the DVDs! Michelle got a great idea and thought we should put up some shelves on the landing leading down to the basement. Good call honey! A quick trip to Lowe’s to get some materials and about a half hour later we ready to admire our handy work. I must say, we are getting really good at putting stuff on the walls. We rarely make additional (un-planned) holes anymore.   Now, we need to do the same thing with all of the CDs that we have. I foresee another trip to Lowes in the near future.