It is true, Rob has an obsession with sound. He loves or hates sounds depending on what they are. When he finds a good sounding song, he will obsess over it for weeks. When he finds an irritating noise, he will obsess until he figures out how to stop it. He is the first to hear every rattle in a car and will stop at nothing to make it stop. He hears noises in and around the house that sometimes I can’t even hear after he points them out. He also has a great ear and recognizes good music whether it is in the form of rock of Broadway musicals.
One of Rob’s biggest obsessions are with sound coming from the speakers in his house. From the first time we looked at our house, he was already planning how to create his ideal entertainment set up. With each time we returned to the house he came up with more ideas of how to make it sound and look just the way he wanted. I told him, as long as it looked good in the end, he could do whatever he wanted. When he told me he was going to put in in-wall speakers, I have to admit I was a little scared with this do-it yourself project, but I tried my best to keep my doubts and fears to myself. The plan was for the speakers to go in our ceiling, behind the couches.
We moved in and Rob wasted no time in ordering his first set of in-wall speakers. The day they arrived in the mail he was ready to get up in the attic and get to work. He got out his saw and started sawing a hole in my popcorn ceiling. I was scared and skeptical, but still tried to keep my mouth shut. He worked from the attic while I was in the livingroom scrapping “popcorn” from our ceiling to make the speakers fit just right.
After about 30 min or so, our project was done. I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised with the end result. Below are the pictures of our brand new “in-ceiling” speakers.
They look pretty good, don’t you think?
All I can say is, “GOOD JOB ROB!”
After this little project, I wasn’t as scared when he took a chainsaw to my fireplace mantel…