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taste of summer

we are having temps in the 80's and low humidity.  caught a nice sunset last night.

pulled back the pool cover and some neighbor kids came over for a swim

I have finished my drywall work and removed the plasma flat screen from the media room.  it's been replaced by a true HD 1080p projector.  now the entire wall is a giant tv.  I have not liked projectors before as they usually look washed out and dim, but those days are gone.  we had to get a PS3 blu ray player to visualize the capability of the optoma hd80.  a true cinema like experience but w/o all the other people, parking problems etc.

so then we had a trickle up of AV equipment.  the 50 inch 1080i plasma went to the second floor living room and the 37 inch lcd from there went to our bedroom.  we don't really watch much tv.  usually just one hr after the kids go to bed; dirty jobs, mythbusters etc.  but our bedroom tv was so small that kat would have to get out of bed and stand at the foot to really see it.

so how you mount a big flat panel tv when your wall is mostly glass?

I busted out the welder and fabricated a custom bracket.

and if you don't care to see elementary kids ballroom dancing, back out now

this gentleman even did the water sprinkler (recall a post about a month ago where troy was demonstrating the dance move)  my daughter didn't understand what he was doing and just looked confused.  he gave up and stuck to the moves they'd learned in class.

that surely is the twist, check out his feet.

this was the last dance of 2008 cotillion.  this young gentleman asked my daughter to dance for the last few songs.  afterwards, we were standing outside the austin country club about to leave when he ran up to her and presented her with a small cluster of flowers he'd plucked from the golf course landscaping.  

my son doesn't give a crap about dancing.  he is very confident that he does NOT want to participate in the cotillion when he is old enough.  however, he IS very interested in golf.  he said he wants some "golf sticks". 



That TV bracket is just ingenious. What does it look like on the reverse?

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