Monday, August 27, 2012

Man Cave Heaven

Well, it's official: my husband's man cave is completed and ready for its close-up.

This sports-themed room has been completely functional and super-comfortable for several years now; my guy has his cushy leather rocker-recliner in it, positioned for TV viewing (and there's a leather sectional for the rest of us), along with his pull-up/chin-up apparatus, his weights, a bar with three retro bar stools in front of it that have the "Pearl Beer" logo on them, and of course, a Hi-Def flat screen TV with surround sound and all the other requisite bells and whistles.

The only problem has been this: my husband has felt for a long time now that for a man cave as big as this one (after all, it used to be a two-car garage before he converted it into our "new room" about eight years ago), the TV set in it was just a tad on the smallish side. I mean, the TV we've had in there for the past couple of years was no slouch--it was a 42-inch flat screen; but the room is so enormous that it was really crying out for something just a bit bigger--say, maybe an 80-inch flat screen.  Unfortunately, some time ago when my husband measured the TV nook area of his man cave, he realized that there actually wasn't enough space for anything larger than a 70-inch.  So a plan was made: as soon as we paid off our house (which will be in a matter of months now), our first purchase would be a 70-inch flat screen TV for the new room/man cave.

For the past few years, that's been my man's mantra: when the house gets paid off, we get a 70-inch TV; when the house gets paid off, we get a 70-inch TV...  But we're just months away now...and football season is upon us...and it seems silly to go through a whole season of watching games on a puny little screen, when we were planning to purchase a bigger one pretty soon anyway...

So we did it: we bought our new TV several months ahead of schedule, and yesterday, our second oldest son (who was here with his girlfriend for dinner) helped his dad get it hung up on the wall.  And...[drum roll]...TA DA!  Here it is!  (Is this the most beautiful thing your eyes have ever seen, or what?)
My husband, gazing at the new love of his life.  (Reading glasses off, 3-D glasses on!
Football never looked so good!)
I know I'm going to enjoy the newer, way bigger TV, too.  But I'm mostly happy that we have it because I know how happy it makes my husband.  He's not a man who owns (or wants to own) a lot of expensive toys.  This is the one dream item he's been wishing for, and he's been waiting patiently until we could best afford it. And now that it's here, he's in heaven in his man cave!


  1. Wow.... now that's a big TV!! Congratulations, I know you will be happy with your new baby!

  2. Yes, I think we're going to enjoy it. :)