Thursday, January 26, 2006

In The Land of the Giants

We are now in the land of the giants. Hubby got his wish last night (not THAT wish... get your mind out of the gutter, people). Since we built this new house he's been wanting a big screen TV for the family room. He didn't whine or snivel... not once. Honest. He would just occasionally mention how nice it would be to have and maybe someday we could have one. Well, that day has come. As of last evening we are now the proud owners of a 52" Toshiba HDTV unit. To be delivered tomorrow. To then be painstakingly wired to several pieces of audio and video equipment. To then be watched endlessly for the next 20 years ...

He deserves this. He does. He works very hard 6 days a week, sometimes 7. He is up before 5 a.m. usually, and doesn't get home until after 6 p.m. - unless he's in the field at which time he may not get home until after 10 p.m.. He's a solid guy. He's a good family man. A good husband. He doesn't hang out at the bars, or chase women, or gamble (okay, farming itself is gambling but we won't go into that) and his main weakness is putting money and time into our youngest kids' stock car. He occasionally goes to one of his friends' shop and sits and has a couple of beers after work or maybe spends Sunday afternoon riding 4-wheeled vehicles in another buddys' timber. We don't go on vacation... for various reasons, mainly being we like it at home and we have too many critters that would have their lives disrupted if we were gone.

So? He has a nice truck. Good equipment. Good computers. Expensive internet. A subscription to WoW. All the movie channels you can get and then some. Nice stereo equipment.... and now? Now we have a big-fucking-screen TV. This is our vacation, people. We're packing our bags.