Saturday, January 19, 2008

Slowly Getting There

I'm not sure if this project is ever going to get done. My house is in a state of total disarray and there are wires everywhere.
This TV is a lot bigger than I thought it would be and not quite as decorative looking as a mirror or picture. I'm not sure if I'll even be able to fit my picture frames and Willow Tree statues back up on the mantle. Hopefully, we'll be able to get the wiring hidden behind the wall. Bret and Scott are out right now looking into different options for that.
The picture and sound on this thing are amazing and it's not even a top of the line TV. (More like best value for your buck kind of line.) Can you really go wrong when Tom Petty's involved, though?
As an afterthought, Bret brought some speakers up from the basement to see if the sound would come through them on the old TV - and it worked. Figures, so the old one found it's way to the downstairs family room for it's second chance at life.

So, the new TV is up, but far from finished. It needs to be centered, which is thankfully easy to do, or I'd probably lose my mind. My house looks awful right now and I'm dying to get it cleaned up - but the TV sure is pretty, isn't it?

Just think - if we hadn't quit smoking, we probably wouldn't have been able to afford this. Of course we've probably only saved a fraction of what this cost us in the two months (almost) of both of us being nonsmokers, but it sure did help!

Can you tell who has the remote right now?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go knock my children's heads together for they are driving me absolutely crazy with their fighting!


Teri said...

LOVED YOUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!! I think this was the first time I saw your house a TOTAL MESS!!!!!!! Made me feel at home!!! =-)

Mz Diva said...

It is always nice to see the rewards of your efforts...congrats on the new TV purchase! I want one too! LOL

lynda w said...

Teri- I couldn't take it anymore. Last night it was either lose my mind or go to bed. I went to bed. I'm going to tackle the mess today since I doubt anything will get done with the football games on.

Tasina said...

I'm so jealous of your new TV!! We really want one.

Jon & Emily said...

I was so excited to see your TV hanging, but extra excited when I got to see Petty on a 50 incher! :-) Em

lynda w said...

Em, you commented! I feel so important now!

The TV is up, but it's far from over - three days later. The cable and electricity have been run, but all of the other cables are still there.