Its hard to comprehend how much rain we have had over the past fours weeks, with very few breaks from it. Surviving on stolen glimpses of the sun and the occasional flash hinting that the bright blue hue still exists behind the continuous cloak of greys. I feel that creeping pull away from positiveness, being drug unwillingly towards the darkness. It is a proof to me how much we rely and require the brightness of the Sun. The so called Winter Depression, being enabled by the lack of this light, having to subsist on feedings of fluorescent and artificial light for long periods. I have not felt it so much before outside of the Lower Mainland. Just a rare slump that will be over soon.
We are heading to Vegas, a week from today. Talk about a way to snap out of this greyness, eh? It really is amazing that we are getting to go, many components of this trip needed to be in place to make it possible and in such a short time frame as well. Awesome! Found some really great sites as well, from coupon less meal deals to a Gun Store that allows you to rent a variety of weapons to shoot on their range, everything from Glocks to Uzi's. We have been to Vegas before with the in laws, it was a lot of fun. We are looking forward to this get away as well as being able to spend some time with the folks we never got a chance to visit in Terrace last year. Woo Hoo.
We have arranged a buddy to look after the house and the Hounds, this of course was the biggest stumbler of the planning. Our hounds are spoiled and would not take well to kenneling, so we needed someone to stay at our place full time. With several of our other friends either being out of the country or having moved to the Mainland we were lucky that we had KE accept to do this. It's great knowing that you are leaving your home and all that important to you in someones hands that you can trust. Going to make it easier for us to enjoy ourselves without worrying.
We received our Boxing Day Special purchase on Friday. One Huge box, really glad we never had to pay for shipping, whew. We now have a JVC Surround sound system, it really is fantastic with very rich sounds. I have tested it out with a few different movies and the sound quality if fantastic. We went with this one as it had the Editors Recommendation from several Surround sound Review sites, and was the best rated for the "out of the Box Theatre systems". The set up was straightforward, but the one thing I may have to do is to rewire everything through it so that we can take advantage of the setup with all of our components. Going to be really nice when it is fully configured.
I also purchased an X-Box, (Classic one not the 360) from a local X-Box tweaking expert. Talk about addictive! Playing all these FPS's, got it for a fair price and think I am going to get a lot of use out of it. Its so much fun escaping into my shooter world on a large screen.