June 7, 2009

Home 'Improvement', Lloyd

Right before the Brothers left for Missouri, we had lunch together. And by ‘lunch’, I mean that Lloyd cooked up some baked beans, then had his brothers help run speaker cable from the piano, down a hole, across the basement, back up another hole, and hooked it up to his computer. We ate when the food was good and cold.

I'm 'helping'.

We probably have some code issues with these wires.

Thank goodness I'm not tall enough to reach into those cobwebs.

See, his giant new monitor leaves no room for the stereo speakers that used to live by the tiny monitor. Occasionally he likes to blast music throughout the house – usually when he’s cleaning (so no complaints here) – and he needed those speakers set up in a convenient spot. The piano top does very nicely.


Thanks, Brothers. You’re welcome anytime.

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13 Responses to ““Lunch””

  1. Brad Said on:

    Is that a bench on top of that shelf?


  2. Brad Said on:

    Ha! I only just now realized what that first picture is. Good one!


    • Curt Said on:

      I thought the same thing. At first I thought it was some demonic picture from one of Lloyd’s games. Then I read your comment, looked at the picture again, did the curious dog head tilt and bang. I got it.


  3. Beth Said on:

    I want a new cable line run to our kitchen. Can The Brothers help?


  4. Deanne Said on:

    How did you do the hole? I want holes in my house. Primarily to bring the ethernet cable to the mac in the living room. It’s our primary computer, and I’m just not totally satisfied with wireless there.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      All of these holes were pre-existing (mice or something I think). Really all it takes is a willingness to negatively effect your resale value, and a 1/2 inch drill bit.

      Ask Lauren about the holes she’s drilled upstairs.


      • Deanne Said on:

        Lauren, would you tell me about the holes you’ve drilled upstairs?


        • Lauren Said on:

          Certainly! We have a cable hook-up in a little nook upstairs, and I wanted to have cable in our bedroom (on the other side of the wall). So, a half-inch bit and I did some serious damage to the baseboard on both sides of that wall, and now we have cable. Of course, it’s no professional installation -- it’s a cable that snakes its way along the wall, but it’s good enough for who it’s for.


  5. Peggy Said on:

    I’d like to invite the Brothers over for dinner!


  6. Jessica Said on:

    Lloyd, what did you hook the speaker wire to on your computer? My wireless speaker set-up finally died, and I have speakers I’d like to use on my computer, but they are just standar speakers -- so no idea how to hook them to the computer. Secret? OKTHXBAI.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      It’s nothing very interesting: computer -> amplifier -> speakers. I’ve had these speakers (and the cd/reciever/amp combo they cam with) for years. You can see it in this picture right next to my kneecap.

      I’ve tried a fair number of computer speakers, but nothing lets me really crank the tunes. I didn’t really want to spend more than $60 for computer speakers, so I went this route, and really like it.


  7. Lloyd's Mom Said on:

    I think running cable before eating would be a lot more fun for the brothers then fixing fence or chasing cows is. They like computers much better. Sounds like you had a busy weekend.


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