Monday, January 11, 2010

Rob’s Dream Comes to Life

The very first time we were shown the house we now live in by our real estate agent, Rob had a dream.  It was truly a man’s dream.  It has occupied his thoughts as he has fallen to sleep at night for the last three months.  Yesterday, that dream was finally realized. 

From the moment we drove away from this house for the first time,before we had even considered actually buying it, Rob had already begun planning what his entertainment center would look like.  Over the past few weeks we have been adding speakers, laying speaker wire in the attic and crawl space, cutting holes in walls for new outlets, creating new Ethernet jacks, and been to the hardware store countless times. 

Yesterday we put a huge hole in the wall that looked something like this…


Yes, that is Rob inside the garage, cutting and I am inside my living room taking a picture.  I must say, I was a little nervous for what the end result would be.

For Christmas, Rob’s brother-in-law Chris, built us a cabinet for the now giant hole that we had cut into our living room wall.  Rob and I were both relieved when the cabinet fit perfectly into the hole we had cut.


Rob and I are both really excited with the end result. 

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Now all of our entertainment gadgets and toys fit stylishly inside of our wall, with absolutely no wires to be seen.


It’s a pretty impressive set up for our little house.  I must say, I’m glad I married a dreamer.

As, I’m prone to say, “Good Job Rob!”

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!



Per my mother’s family tradition, I made Rob eat his share of blackeye peas today. Tradition in the south (my mom grew up in Oklahoma) says that eating blackeye peas brings luck and prosperity in the new year.  I’ve eaten them every January 1st for as long as I can remember.  I even had them when I was on my mission in Northern Brazil.  My mom was kind enough to send them with my Christmas presents. Rob, who hates all vegetables, and thinks these taste like dirt, even at a spoonful to humor me. 

I looked it up online and found out that the tradition of eating Blackeye Peas dates back to 500 AD.  That’s a pretty good tradition and not one I plan on breaking in any of my future years.

Happy New Year to everyone.  Rob and I wish you all a “lucky” year and hopefully a happy one!