In order to paint that wall, we had to move the entertainment center.
To do that, we had to take everything out. That involved throwing most of the stored stuff away. VCR tapes anyone? I have dozens of them. Lots of Disney movies that, surprisingly, my teenage boys aren't interested in keeping in that format. I'm not either. So out they go.
We took out the receiver, the VCR, the DVD player, the DVR (only talked hubby into that a few months ago -- pretty stunning for a couple of geeks), and finally the TV, which is older than Son the Older. That's right, our TV is like 18 or 19 years old. All of our wiring has to run through our VCR because the TV doesn't have the connectors. We are media dinosaurs.
We had been looking at our pathetic shutters (installed by the previous owners) and lusting after plantation shutters, but Son the Younger and I convinced hubby that a new TV could come first. So here it is!
It's a Samsung 40" HDTV with lots of stats I won't bore you with (even though I actually understand them all, being a bit of a geek). The really sad part is we have no HD inputs, so we're just looking at a cruddy signal amplified on a big screen. Still, it's a lot prettier than our old TV, and the teenagers are ever-so-blissful.
No, I don't know why Cary Elwes has that mark on his cheek. Clearly, he was perfect in "The Princess Bride." Any imperfection can be blamed solely on me.