Plano: Day 5
I'm almost done with The Magician's Nephew; I figure I'll be through it tonight. I can already see that, as soon as I'm done with it, I'll be compelled to begin the next book. This is some good stuff.
My TV got here a couple hours ago and, as I expected, it's good 'n' big. I was going to get the smaller version of the same TV, but Best Buy didn't have it in any of their stores around here and they couldn't deliver it ("limited delivery area" for that particular TV or something). Anyway, I decided I'd just go ahead and get the bigger version. I figure it'll be a little more fun anyway.
I tried to play around with the DVD-player/TiVo I bought, but I can't use it until I perform the initial setup on it... Problem is the initial setup requires a phone line, which I don't have. So, I'm trying to think of a way to get to a phone line that I can use for an hour while plugging my TiVo into a television, so I can see what I'm doing. I'm still not sure what I'll do.
I let those jokers at Best Buy talk me into buying the super-expensive Monster Cables (component video and RCA audio) rather than the cheaper Acoustic Research versions of the same cables. After thinking about it and talking to friend, I'm going to take the unopened cables back and get the Acoustic Research ones instead. I doubt I'll be able to tell the difference in quality, but I'm sure I'll notice the difference in the quantity of money in my bank account.
In a little bit, some friends are driving over from Ft. Worth for some lunch and then they're going to help me decide what furniture to get. After three straight days of browsing furniture stores, I'd experienced information overload and couldn't seem to make a rational decision. Hopefully, some objectivity and good taste will help me decide on something.
All done with Book 1: The Magician's Nephew
I'm through the first book and that leaves six more. I really enjoyed re-reading the history of Narnia (I had read this book when I was 10 or so, but didn't remember much of it) and I'm excited to re-read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe over the next few days. What a good use of my time.
Well, after a few hours and several stores, I decided on a furniture set I really liked. I had actually been looking at the set for a few days, trying to decide if I liked it and what color I'd prefer. This afternoon, I decided I did like the set and that I preferred khaki (over olive and cherry). About 30 seconds after I'd declared my decision to my friends, a salesperson walked up and said, "Oh, you like this set? It's been discontinued. I think they're all out of the khaki loveseats." Of course. The one color of the one set I decided on is discontinued and can't be found anywhere. So, I'm basically back to square-one. I'm headed back there on Monday to see if they found any of those loveseats, or if maybe one of their warehouses is holding one or couldn't deliver one or something. It's all wishful thinking, mostly; I essentially have to just be patient and hope that a local store gets something that I like in soon. Until then, I'll keep using my leather office chair for all my sitting needs.
I'm going to a Vineyard church tomorrow. I don't know what to expect, but I hope I enjoy it and meet some people.