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Living Room Renovation (Stage 5a)

May 5th, 2008
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Or in other words, desperately wiring the new shrine so that we can once again gaze upon the Electronic Demi-God with love and awe. Again with the non-trivial A/V setup: Wire drops in the attic and wall for the surround sound speakers. Love that attic in the Florida heat! Run Ethernet, cable, and the four […]

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Living Room Renovation (Stage 5)

May 3rd, 2008
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Okay, it’s a new day and the wife is coming to terms with the color. She’s still looking at glazes or other finishing techniques to make the yellow less yellow-y (“Less school bus”). The color is very complex and changes drastically through out the day. In full sun it has a bright, almost green, hue […]

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Living Room Renovation (Stage 4)

May 2nd, 2008
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At this point the wife is in tears. Among other things, she doesn’t like the “Almond Glaze” color. It has been a long day for her (and myself) and the yellow color was just too much. It’s a little greener than I’d though it would be, but the more I see it, the more I […]

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Living Room Renovation (Stage 3)

May 1st, 2008
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Not much that’s new. Priming done:

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Living Room Renovation (Stage 2)

April 29th, 2008
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Well, it only took me a sliced thumb and the two of us about 3 hours, but surface prep is complete. Next up – priming: Of course that meant tearing down the shrine. Let us pause for a moment and consider how I am going to survive for 3 days without the comfort and guidance […]

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Living Room Renovation (Stage 1)

April 27th, 2008
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Most renovations start with the ceiling and work down from there. Ours is starting from the floor and working up from there. A real problem in renovating a space that is used to connect the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, and the front door as well as housing the shrine, is that it is used extensively through […]

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Rock Band: It’s not a game, it’s a freakin’ lifestyle choice…

March 24th, 2008
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Discussion over, consensus reached. I picked up the ‘Special Edition’ version for my Xbox 360 today at a local Target. It isn’t cheap – $181 with local sales tax – but it does come with a lot of crap: Large, 4-pad drum kit* with bass kick pedal and real drum sticks A slightly scaled down […]

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