Thursday, October 30, 2008

That was then.... this is now.

I've been reconnected with some friends from many years ago over the past few weeks. I'm so glad that we're back in touch again. We've sent a few emails back and forth, updating each other on our families and lives. Memories. Good memories at that!
Sometimes we get so bogged down in our mistakes from the past. atleast i do. We hold on to the bad painful things instead of clinging to the happy moments! Why we choose to dwell on those that hinder us from moving forward, i do not know.

I'm thankful for a chance to think back on the good years from my childhood. The many moments we spent with these friends! She even said they're coming to visit sometime soon! YAY YAY YAY!

I'm posting these pictures to show her family the transformation from Game Room to Media Room. So much has changed since we've seen them.
Mom and Dad painted the room. The chairs came from Ivan Smith - much cheaper than theatre seats.
Then dad built this little platform dealy to raise the second row of seating. They bought the carpet, glued it down all by themselves.... and then mom rolled across it to make sure it was flat and secure :) !

All the technical stuff.... too many wires for me. It's all been confined to one remote though. That makes my heart happy! One single remote that has been programed to work 6 different things. Amazing!

They ordered sound panels from online to cover 1/3 of the room. This is so mom and dad can sleep through our late night movies!!! If you shut the door it soaks up the sound and you can't hear it through out the rest of the house. Mom and I told dad where to hang them and he hammered away.

Rock Band anyone? I really need you to appreciate the fact that the blanket matches. I come in this room everyday, fold the blankets (since others appearently do not know how to fold), and lay the matching one over the top to hide the rainbow of colors. I need it to be this way.

Behind the back row we put our exercise equipment.

Bicycle and Treadmill.

They don't get used very often. In seasons i guess you could say. You know when you get fired up for like 2 days.....

So there it is. Our Do It Yourself Media Room.

Movie Night anyone?

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