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post #1891 of 3640
Ordered the stair railing. Moved the XBox to the theater and cleaned up the connections. Once the rail comes in, this week, I can install and close the last of the permits!
post #1892 of 3640
  1. Finished Speakers!!!
  2. Permanently installed my columns
  3. Reinstalled my speakers into the columns
  4. Installed all the outlets and boxes into columns and riser
  5. Pulled the entrance control PELV wire
  6. Plumbed up the Central Vac
  7. Painted inlet cover (that took a whole 3 minutes )
post #1893 of 3640
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Originally Posted by Chiahead View Post

Otherwise still waiting for finishing to start.

Lucky you.

I'm still waiting for the starting to finish.
post #1894 of 3640
I drank a $hit load of beer the last two weeks! You just have to love progress!
post #1895 of 3640
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Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

I drank a $hit load of beer the last two weeks! You just have to love progress!

Now, that is my kind of progress!
post #1896 of 3640
-Made a pub table out of an SVS cylinder subwoofer
-Programmed my Harmony 1; and with the help of these forums , actually learned how to turn off an activity :-)
-Watched movies and drank too much...!
post #1897 of 3640
Thread Starter 
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Made a pub table out of an SVS cylinder subwoofer

..on PURPOSE or because of.....

Quote:


Watched movies and drank too much...!

?
post #1898 of 3640
- diagnosed and fixed a feedback loop hum (stupid cable tv problem)

- watched a ton of movies.
post #1899 of 3640
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

Holiday progress anyone?

Two words.... "Jack squat"

I am blaming the weather. I need to paint and stain and it is too cold to do any of that outside. I am not about to set up a duct tape paint booth. I would say that I am on "pause" till Spring.
post #1900 of 3640
- Ate too much - check
- Drank too much - check
- Saw Terra Cotta Warrior Exhibit in DC - check
- Watched loads of movies - check
- Put on weight - check
- Investigating Gym membership - in progress
post #1901 of 3640
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

..on PURPOSE or because of.....


?

LOL

Pub Table
Actually on purpose, I know > too much time on my hands

Drank too much

Actually a good thing, and part of an annual process; need to purge those old dead brain cells to make room for new ones for the New Year!
post #1902 of 3640
Just back from a week in Vegas and I am happy to report we managed to escape slightly ahead.

Saw, Black Eye Peas in concert, Love, O, Penn & Teller, Lake Mead, Hoover dam, Grand Canyon, Was part of the taping of Fox's TV show Billboard Countdown for New Years eve, then went out in the madness on Las Vegas Blvd for the fireworks.

Hanging out with Carmen Electra at the party:



Little movie of the fireworks on one of 6 hotels and the crowd:

post #1903 of 3640
Is Lake Mead a good band? I've not heard them....
post #1904 of 3640
Looks like a nice display in Las Vegas - amazes me that with all the great new years events going on in the US the TV concentrates on a dumb ball.

I like the London event but maybe I'm a little biased
post #1905 of 3640
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

Looks like a nice display in Las Vegas - amazes me that with all the great new years events going on in the US the TV concentrates on a dumb ball.

I like the London event but maybe I'm a little biased

Name another east coast new years event that matters. Given NYC place as perhaps the most dominant force of a city in the US, whatever its custom is, is the one that is going to be shown on national tv. I'm sure Boston, Phily or even Miami may have a local thing, and they may even be prettier than the Time Square Ball, but it's just not going to resonate on the national/international level.

London's fireworks is pretty cool. I also always liked the shots over the Kremlin and Sydney's bridge.
post #1906 of 3640
Thread Starter 
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Just back from a week in Vegas and I am happy to report we managed to escape slightly ahead

Can you still get $5.95 prime rib dinner EVERYWHERE?

The last time we were there, EVERY meal we had (keeping in mind we didn't eat "gourmet" but still had great food) was $20.00. Two $5.95 prime ribs + desssert and tip...$20.00. Two $7.95 breakfast buffet + 2 OJ + tip...$20.00. Two $6.95 sandwiches at NY NY + chips + drink.....$20.00. The ONLY meals that WEREN'T $20.00 were the dinner shows. And I hit a dollar slot machine at Excalibur for a pretty good pot the first night and went straight to the ticket kiosk and bought dinner show tickets.

I was even with my gambling money until I got bored at the airport on the way home and blew some money there. DON'T play the slots at the airport....they have the WORST odds in all of Las Vegas.
post #1907 of 3640
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Originally Posted by Cathan View Post

Name another east coast new years event that matters. Given NYC place as perhaps the most dominant force of a city in the US, whatever its custom is, is the one that is going to be shown on national tv. I'm sure Boston, Phily or even Miami may have a local thing, and they may even be prettier than the Time Square Ball, but it's just not going to resonate on the national/international level.

London's fireworks is pretty cool. I also always liked the shots over the Kremlin and Sydney's bridge.

I went into DC one year - was not bad but your probably right I've not seen a really good US East Cost event that has the WOW factor of London, Paris, Sydney.
post #1908 of 3640
Sydney is by far the most spectacular I've seen. The aerial fireworks are synchronized in four locations around Darling and Sydney Harbours. We sat in front of the opera house right in plain view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, so we could see the fireworks launched off of the bridge, itself, but then all around us, including from barges in Sydney Harbor, was a spectacular aerial display. The whole thing lasted about 17 minutes, if I remember correctly (we were there for the 2005/6 NYE). I suspect it will be the best I ever see, but the wife and I are not giving up looking! (We want to eventually do NYE on all seven continents.)

Brit - you've been to the Paris celebration? Is it worth checking out? How does it compare to London? We've been to London, and liked it very much. My wife has never been to Paris, so I am curious if Paris is a good trip to line up with NYE, or if we should just go some other (warmer) time of the year.
post #1909 of 3640
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Originally Posted by Sands_at_Pier147 View Post


Brit - you've been to the Paris celebration? Is it worth checking out? How does it compare to London? We've been to London, and liked it very much. My wife has never been to Paris, so I am curious if Paris is a good trip to line up with NYE, or if we should just go some other (warmer) time of the year.

Not seen it in person but looked good when I saw it on TV once..... looks like this year was just the flashing Eiffel Tower (no fireworks).

For those who have not seen Sydney check it out here
post #1910 of 3640
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

Can you still get $5.95 prime rib dinner EVERYWHERE?

No, The cheapest meals to be had are down on Fremont Street.

Most of the Prime Strip hotels have gone the route of bringing in the famous TV chefs for their signature restaurants ($$$) and their Buffets were $20-30 for dinner.
post #1911 of 3640
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Originally Posted by BritInVA View Post

I went into DC one year - was not bad but your probably right I've not seen a really good US East Cost event that has the WOW factor of London, Paris, Sydney.

Do we (DC) even have an event? Now for the 4th of July, DC's fireworks are pretty neat. Pretty much the big knock on NYC is the simple fact that it's not a fireworks show. It's kinda like building a kick ass theater to watch Masterpiece Theater and not watching/listening to stuff blowing up. We all want the boom. NYC, well, no boom.
post #1912 of 3640
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Originally Posted by Cathan View Post

Do we (DC) even have an event? Now for the 4th of July, DC's fireworks are pretty neat.

You know I'm sure I was in DC about 10-12 years ago and there were fireworks in the Mall area..... I'm sure was NYE as was freezing..... doubt that would have been July 4th.
post #1913 of 3640
Thread Starter 
Well, 10 years ago would've been Y2K and there was a big to-do then. Since then it's pretty much been all those local lame First Night events. Which, BTW I didn't even see ANY advertised this year. NYC seems to be the only game around.
post #1914 of 3640
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

... it's pretty much been all those local lame First Night events. Which, BTW I didn't even see ANY advertised this year. NYC seems to be the only game around.

Boston had a rather nice First Night celebration this year, but that is second hand info from a friend that went.

[sarcasm]Can someone explain to me why it is called "First Night"? What is it the first night of? Shouldn't it be called "Last Night" or "First Morning"?[/sarcasm]
post #1915 of 3640
Sheesh! I have to bump this thread AGAIN???? From page 6 none the less!!!!!! Come on people time to get the game faces on!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1916 of 3640
It is just sad.

I finish HT 2.0, move 1200 miles, start and pass Logan with HT 3.0....and I'm moving at the speed of molasses...which, apparently, is faster than Logan.

I'm only 18+ months into my build...
post #1917 of 3640
Thread Starter 
Sheesh....And now on page 3 again!

Three day weekend and all I got done on the theater was to dump 19 50-pound bags of sand into my stage. And that is only about half of what I need. I'm thinking of hiring some day laborers to go to HD with me and haul the rest of it into the basement.

I also had to pack up all the outdoor Christmas decorations, and get them out in the shed while the weather was co-operatining. I had taken them out of the yard last weekend and put them...where else? In the basement, of course. SO I had to get that out of my way. THen the LOGANESS decides she needs her own laptop so I have to go shopping. But in a manly way. Then I have to set it up for her. And the carpets needed cleaning for a party next weekend. And Transformers Revenge in BR was killing me just sitting on the shelf all alone, so I HAD to watch that.....

My main objective though, was to "acnchor" the stage so I can put the subfloor back down. I can say now that after 950 pounds of sand, it ain't going NOWHERE. So that's what I got done. Do you really need to see pics of a half-filled stage?

Now to open antoher can of worms ("Once you open a can of worms the only way to get them back in the can is to use a bigger can" - Tom Peters).....

I'm really thinking of using Delta-fl instead of Dricore this time. In the (hopefully HIGHLY unlikely) event of another flood, I think it will be easier to get the regular plywood up and I can re-use the delta-fl and just put down new plywood. Plywood is easier to work with. And now that the double DD+GG just about hides the edge of the dricore that I trimmed after removal, I don't think I'll have any issues wirth height not being exact. It looks like I can get the height to be within 1/16" or so, so I think I'd be OK.
post #1918 of 3640
Platon is also available in our area.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post16661459
post #1919 of 3640
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Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

I also had to pack up all the outdoor Christmas decorations, and get them out in the shed while the weather was co-operatining ... THen the LOGANESS decides she needs her own laptop so I have to go shopping. But in a manly way. Then I have to set it up for her. And the carpets needed cleaning for a party next weekend. And Transformers Revenge in BR was killing me just sitting on the shelf all alone, so I HAD to watch that.....



Confucius say: Wise is he who has no goals, for he can never fall behind, and so will never have any need for excuses.
post #1920 of 3640
I'll second the Platon. I really liked it and per sq. ft. it is cheaper than Dricore. It is a little more time consuming/labor intensive, but the two parts to the flooring saved my bacon when I had water in my basement. if it had been dricore I'm pretty sure it would have been completely ruined.

Regards,

RTROSE
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