Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The curse of the new TV.

Gary and I went to Walmart and as we were walking in noticed a guy with 3 42" Flat screens in 2 carts. So Gary and I were perplexed as to why anyone would buy that many TVs until we bee-lined to the electronics to find they have Floor Models on sale for 30% off and there was ONE left for $349.00. Gary grabbed it. Our TV upstairs has been acting crazy for months now and keeps losing color and flickering. We knew it was only a matter of time before we would need a new one and were talking about getting a flat screen for the living room. So obviously when we saw that price we jumped on it. We have a 42" downstairs in our bar that took about 30 minutes for Gary to mount so he decided Monday night he was going to mount the one in the living room "real quick" as he puts it.

Everything was going great until he started drilling the last bolt in and suddenly out of no where we lost all the power in the living room. We both knew right away what happened......he drilled into a electrical line. Great. So suddenly the "real quick" project turned into him having to rip down the Sheetrock over my fireplace and tearing into the wall and replacing the electrical. What are the odds of that happening though? For starters you are supposed to have a metal box over electrical in studs to prevent something like that from happening in the first place which obviously wasn't done by whoever did it but secondly If he just drilled a half a inch up or over or down he would have missed it. Should have played the lotto.....so it took him until 3:00 in the morning to get everything fixed and the power back on in the room. So much for his "real quick" wall mount!

The good side is we have been talking about repainting the livingroom for a few months now, with the babies here we keep on putting it off. Well now we need to. So I picked out the paint color yesterday. Hopefully Gary can get the wall patched this weekend and we can paint too!

1 comment:

Mandibula said...

Don't you just love how the smallest projects grow and grow!

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