So strangely looks like HomeDepot will be the best bet for my rope light here in Canada, they have 50' for 34.99, a little more expensive than 1000bulbs for 150. but no shipping and no import, etc.
Speaking of home depot, got my carpeting ordered as well, a super plush Mohawk brand. Pretty close to the color upstairs, it is a rich almost milk chocolate brown, everything else in the house upstairs and soon to be down will all be earthy tones.
Also grabbed a box of OC703 for corner bass traps. Seen some decent designs online and I am pretty sure I can accommodate them easily enough.
Just a couple more little things to buy now, need to grab a few more Insteon plugs and switches, little more Monoprice wiring as well.
Sourced out my aluminum tubes for the masking, still waiting on a price though, hoping it is not too nuts. I have found them south of the border for around $50, fingers crossed they are around the same here.
Grabbed a Samsung TV for the movie poster display as well this week. Talked to their tech support who claimed all Samsung TVs will remember their power state when they lose power. I took the advice of a forum member here and tested it out, went down to bestbuy and started pulling plugs, funny how fast you get the sales people attention then.
We pulled 3 and all 3 powered back up when plugged back in. Horray!!!
Not sure the model number we grabbed bu it is a 39" LED, very crisp picture, even up close. Little smaller than we wanted, but all things considered I doubt the 3" will matter in this case. Still gonna build the wall recess to fit a 42, just tweak the trim a bit to hide it just in case this one poops out on us, 39" is an oddball size, don't want to get pigeonholed into a recess in the wall that will not fit anything else long term.
Crunch time now, we can be taking possession anywhere from 13 - 34 days now. GULP.
Offer on the table for our current home, just working out the nitty gritty details now.