It's been a long road, getting from there to here...
I spent the last few days trying to think of something over the top and truly grandiose to commemorate my 1000th post and of course, bump my thread to the top of the list again. After failing miserably, I decided to take a more sentimental (read: easier) and revealing approach.
To that end, I made a trip to Lowe's this morning. I soaked in the beautiful spring weather, much like it was nearly a year ago when my HT journey started in earnest. The windows down, the wind flowing through my hair as I pulled into the parking lot. I made a beeline for my usual spot near the lumber/contractors entrance and loading area. I could feel the anticipation growing... it's been a while, my big blue friend.
I enter the store and slowly pass by the building supplies and hardware, taking in a deep breath. Oh, that familiar smell... I sigh wistfully has a stroll past the tools section on my way to the electrical aisle. I actually have a mission today... this isn't just a social visit.
I find the zip ties and pick out packages of 4", 8" and 18" lengths. I browse the electrical aisle for a few minutes, admiring the conduit, boxes, plates and other assorted items. After soaking in the atmosphere for a few more moments, I finally make my way to the self checkout and pay for my items.
As I am walking back to my car, I turn to take on one more look at store and smile, "I'll be back soon... I promise!".
After arriving back home, I proceeded to do what I swore I was too lazy to do. Using the zip ties I just purchased, I proceeded to organize my equipment closet.
It's still not perfect, but it's ten times better than it was.
Now keep in mind... This is a very personal thing. I've always been self conscious of my equipment closet. This is almost the equivalent of showing naked pictures of my home theater. Some day, I may clean it up more, but for now, this is as good as it's going to get.