Monday, January 05, 2009

Speaking of Movies...

Look what Papa Rooster did with one of his days of Christmas vacation!


One of our neighbors gave us these seats which he got from an old school. (He had used them in his basement for home theater seating until he upgraded to the really cushy wide ones that recline.) These have the little lift-up table thingies and everything--perfect for mid-movie snacks.


Papa Rooster isn't usually the weekend handyman type, so this was quite a project for him to take on. He did a fabulous job--he even laid the carpeting himself!


And now we have seating for the whole Henhouse family, plus guests! Bring on the movie nights!

(No, that's not an abstract art in the window--just colorful fleece pillows we shoved up there for wintertime insulation.)

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Now tonight, we are seating my parents, brother, sister-in-law and all our kiddos to watch sports! (--besides the Olympics, not such a common Henhouse activity). My dad is a lifelong Buckeye fan, and my brother has completely converted my Florida-born sis-in-law so that she's more passionate than I am about Ohio State. But let's face it, football just isn't a big interest of mine. Sorry, Dad.

Our Hero and Mrs. A joined us for the first half, but we rode him out of town when he revealed that he was rooting for Texas, the Big Twelve team. (He is such a loyal Cornhusker fan that he has worn red socks every day since I first met him back at Wheaton College.) Sorry, Mrs. A.

And if I'm rambling now, it's because I'm trying to write and watch a football game at the same time, and things don't look so great for Ohio State. Sorry, everyone.

9 comments:

Kathyb1960 said...

Sorry that Ohio St lost, but THANK GOODNESS UT won! We've had a miserable season here in Texas. The Cowboys played like Jr. High kids and lost so they didn't make it to the playoffs, and then TX Tech lost in their Bowl Game. UT was even having problems, but they pulled it out at the last minute!

I'm ready for Baseball Season! Only about 6 weeks to Spring Training! YEA!!!

Donna Boucher said...

Your home theater is fantastic!!!!

Wow!!!

Your husband did a GREAT job!

Activities Coordinator said...

Have popcorn. Will travel. :)

Islandsparrow said...

Very cool!! Your own movie theatre.

tonia said...

HOW FUN!! i will not be showing this picture to my teens. Thou shalt not covet and all.

Erin said...

Oh that is soooo cool!

Heather said...

I love the seats! Football, not so much ;)

Jenny in Ca said...

those seats are just, wow! I wish we had a basement now!

Summer said...

Oh - it still stings! And Kathy (former commenter), bite your tongue - those are fightin' words.

I can attest to the comfort and usability of the wonderful theater seating! Great job, Papa Rooster!