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post #1591 of 1621
Same here chimp, but in Southern California - very rare to see a basement here due to high water table and earthquake considerations maybe? - but other rooms (and garages) still work pretty good. smile.gif Just no room for a bathroom and pool table. mad.gif
post #1592 of 1621
In September will I start house hunting and I know the house i buy will have some sort of place for my theater / games room! No doubt!!! lol
post #1593 of 1621
Glad to see the thread is still rocking and rolling!

So, what's next?

How about a DIY motion-activated seating system? Anyone make a DIY D-BOX yet? Craig, you listening? wink.gifsmile.gif
post #1594 of 1621
Thread Starter 
Warren
Good to hear from ya!
Yep this creaky thread somehow manages to wobble on.

As for D-box; I like the way you think.
However; I'm thinking something more straightforward, like time for an AVR upgrade, with SubEQ for multiple subs...
Then the next move in a 3~5 years; will be a really big one >> A move to an empty nester home with HT2. (youngest is off to college in August)
post #1595 of 1621
Thread Starter 
So this selfish thread bump has several purposes:

1) A different twist on before & after, How many HT builders spend years building theaters with the help of their young interns ?
2) And a reminder to all those whose interns are still "young-uns". Enjoy them while they are young!! Before you know it you too could be an empty-nester movie watcher smile.gif


Before (June 2007)


During (2009)


After (June 2013)

Next Step > Iowa State
Love Ya Son, We are so very proud of you !!
post #1596 of 1621
Woo HOOO!
Iowa State Tradition
Campanile folklore states that an ISU student is not a "true Iowa Stater" until having been kissed underneath the Campanile at the stroke of midnight
Welcome future smoocher.
Don't miss Hickory Park BBQ, if you haven't already been...........hope your Cyclones don't whup on my homeboys again.
Father in law is often quoted as saying, "if you can get an engineering degree from Iowa State, you can get a job anywhere."
post #1597 of 1621
Hey there buddy! My congrats to you, your wife and your son. We are in the same boat as you know. There is a sense of pride, love, and some worry sprinkled in as they take this next big step to adulthood.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1598 of 1621
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by weaselfest View Post

Woo HOOO!
Iowa State Tradition
Campanile folklore states that an ISU student is not a "true Iowa Stater" until having been kissed underneath the Campanile at the stroke of midnight
Welcome future smoocher.
Don't miss Hickory Park BBQ, if you haven't already been...........hope your Cyclones don't whup on my homeboys again.
Father in law is often quoted as saying, "if you can get an engineering degree from Iowa State, you can get a job anywhere."

Weaselfest,

Thank You for the encouraging suggestions and tips. I will definitely be listening for my son's comments on the Campanile tower smile.gif
Although born in northern Iowa; I did not attend ISU myself; however my employer has been a vendor to ISU, and I have spent many weeks working on the ISU campus over the last 30+ years. One of my favorite mid-west campuses for sure.
In fact I remember going to Hickory park when it was a little place downtown > one of the 3 best BBQ places I have been to, in the same league as my favorites in Kansas City & Dallas.
Already making plans to attend that big game on Sept. 14th.... smile.gifsmile.gif
post #1599 of 1621
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

Hey there buddy! My congrats to you, your wife and your son. We are in the same boat as you know. There is a sense of pride, love, and some worry sprinkled in as they take this next big step to adulthood.

Regards,
RTROSE

RT,
And Congratulations to your son and family - Especially for your son on starting his Purdue career!
You have certainly nailed that mixed bag of emotions. We were just at the ISU 2-day orientation where they included a parent meeting called "families in transition" - lots of sobbing mom's (and a few red-eyed dads) worried about how they would feel on "move-in and drop them off day" smile.gif
post #1600 of 1621
Congrats Craig and family! Wow, those last 5-6 years must have zipped by. Just a few years behind you, kind of scary thinking about my son off to college.
post #1601 of 1621
Thread Starter 
Indeed - those years simply evaporated!
Enjoy while you can
post #1602 of 1621
Go STATE! cool.gif
post #1603 of 1621
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+1
post #1604 of 1621
Congratulations to you and your son! Well done.

I am not in the same boat as you...my daughter is only 7 going on 16.

And while she was not interested in helping, she like her mother, is supervising:

post #1605 of 1621
Thread Starter 
Thanks Brian!
We are TRYING to get mentally prepared for the life change of having an empty house for the first time in 28 years (a bit scary).

That photo of your daughter supervising is excellent - Enjoy these young years !!
post #1606 of 1621
Congrats, Craig. I had another one graduate this year too, and the baby will do the same next year. Isn't it funny how when the prospect of the empty nest is finally actually on the doorstep, you have such mixed emotions? I guess we spend two or three decades wondering if we'll ever survive having kids in the house, and then have to figure out how we will ever survive NOT having them in the house.!

I think I'll hold onto those very early days when the kids still admired us so much that they wanted to be like us, even embracing our many obvious shortcomings.



They sure outgrew that phase quickly, didn't they?!

Happy Fourth of July weekend, and give me a holler again on one of your future trips to the Twin Cities. You can help me work on my current project, which is mainly relaxing with a cold adult beverage of some sort and watching the kids splash in the pool.

It's a hell of a job, but somebody's gotta do it. cool.gif
post #1607 of 1621
Thread Starter 
Hanes,

You have most certainly summed it up very well.
Excellent video, By chance; do I recognize a family resemblance in that hairline ?
:-)

I will certainly be in touch when that next trip gets scheduled. In the meantime; Wishing your gang an Enjoyable, Healthy, and Safe Holiday >>and have a couple of adult beverages !!
post #1608 of 1621
Happy 4th to you guys! Enjoy the day with friends and family.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1609 of 1621
Thread Starter 
RT,

A Belated Thanks!
Hope your was a good one?
post #1610 of 1621
Hows it going. Im looking for a house here in Aus that has some room for a theatre room but we dont have the basements like you in the US.
post #1611 of 1621
Thread Starter 
Hatlesschimp,

Thanks for stopping by! Sounds like your search is well underway. At least w/o a basement - you will have less water-worries!

Good luck and keep us posted with your progress.
post #1612 of 1621
Thread Starter 
A selfish Bump to stay out of the archives. Seems I haven't posted since becoming an "empty-nester", that's because nothing of major significance in the HT to report.

One small update:
Last week bought a used Darbee for enhancing the PJ's video. I have to say; when this product was announced I was quite skeptical. However; I am now luv'in this "Kool-Aid" (especially for a used price tag).

With a touch of snow in the air here today - time to think about winter projects:
1) I am planning to break out REW and continue to tweak speaker placements, etc..
2) Some degree of room treatment will follow, I have some killer artwork coming together that should become part of that effort

And am very excited about seeing our son for the first time since dropping him off at ISU,
Going there this weekend for Family Day weekend (Cyclones -vs- OK St eek.gif )

and... Wishing anyone that may stumble along this thread our best
Thanks for stopping bye !!
post #1613 of 1621
Free bump - hi Craig biggrin.gif
post #1614 of 1621
Thread Starter 
Hey Brad - how ya doing?
post #1615 of 1621
Hey cuz! Long time no post. What's new on the HT front?
post #1616 of 1621
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Originally Posted by queendvd2 View Post

Hey cuz! Long time no post. What's new on the HT front?

Queen Thanks for stopping by - good to hear from you!
Hope all is well on your side?

As for me:
About 18 months ago I got into DIY speaker building,
since then I have also added multiple SVS subs and upgraded my AVR from my original Marantz 7002 to a Denon 4311.
Oh Yeah - last fall my youngest son moved 350 miles away to college, ISU north of Des Moines IA (we're now empty nesters).

As for other distractions:
The attached thread describes my brother's man cave that I was involved with the design, wiring, etc....
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1515755/the-hawkeye-nest-an-open-floor-plan-sports-den
WARNING - small parts of the thread may not be the most politically correct, not bad, just saying...smile.gif
I started this thread for his build - he just happens to live in DesMoines

This time next week will find me in Iowa finishing his space and seeing my son.
Hope to have some before and after photos by the end of next week
post #1617 of 1621
Hey buddy,

How about some pictures of your new toys. Pics or it didn't happen. biggrin.gif

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1618 of 1621
Thread Starter 
RT,
Hey good to hear from you. Yeah I should throw up a few quick shots for proof. By chance, did you get any money shots of Vikagro and his experiences with your pets?
post #1619 of 1621
Haha.......No I did not. That would have been funny though. I think this was the first time anybody has been held at bay by a goldendoodle. biggrin.gif I think the bathroom experience was more traumatic for my cat that it was for Vik. Just saying.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1620 of 1621
Thread Starter 
RT (all) ,

Wishing you and yours a Happy Easter!
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