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  1. I took a picture of some uplighting dtel and I did in our new addition. The photograph was taken in the am and is kind of blurry. This type of lighting would help disguise the short ceiling in your new room and is very easy and inexpensive to install. If you like it, I can take some additional pics and post them.
  2. Now Michael, if you're not "the pot calling the kettle black"... Its a beautiful set up. Would like to see some more pics of the cabin as dtel and I will be building a log house in the next two to three years. We both love wood and stone.
  3. It made me laugh to know it scared the heck out of you. I was sooooo...mad at dtel, then I was sooooo mad at you. I am surprised I can even laugh about it now, because it scared me bad...
  4. Moon, Thank you, that link will make dtel's day. Oh yea, and thanks for the "heart check-up" when you originally posted that link. I wouldn't open any links you posted on the forum for a while after that.
  5. I was lurking on this forum when the gruesome character jumped out. If remember correctly, it was Moon that I cursed for about a week after I viewed it. I thought I was having a heart attack. Dtel tricked everyone that visited our home with that one. He thought it was hilarious to see people jump off thier seats that high. Does anyone still have the link to that site?
  6. Just got home from Auto Zone. I purchase the microfiber cleaning cloths, a pack of seven for $4.99, about the size of a face cloth each. I ran one under water, wrung the water out and used another one to dry with. I can not believe how clean the screen came with only water. Could not find Miracle Maid, so I am not sure what the deal with that is, but I can tell you the microfiber cloths are wonderful. We received this television 65" Toshiba as a gift in February of 05, from our daughter that just graduated from nursing school, see post under general questions "Never thought it would happen", and I have never cleaned the screen. I am embarrassed to say it hasn't been cleaned in almost ten months, but I was scared that I would ruin the screen and dtel would have a fit. One good thing the screen doesn't attract dust like most TV screens. Thanks a lot.
  7. Our daughter sat down and read the posts, needless to say she got "teary eyed". She is in the process of reviewing for her state board exam, but will sit down and post something herself in the next few days. In the meantime, she asks that we relay her gratitude and appreciation to all of you.
  8. I need to know how to clean the screen on our 65" rear projection TV. The instructions say to clean with a dry cloth. This is not sufficient for cleaning the screen. Does anyone have any ideas. By the way, dtel will be very upset if I ruin the screen, so please let me know if your suggestion is not "tried and true." Thanks
  9. It's okay Pauln you can elaborate. If you substitute men for women in that statement it is accurate.
  10. Go Missa...Go Missa...go... Oh yes, and be sure to read dtel's post under "General Questions" 6.1 all matching...and read my reply.
  11. There are ways to deal with rude people and I think you guys found the best way. Thanks for all of your support, it means a lot to our entire family.
  12. Post it and they will read it. Thanks Michael for all the effort you put forth on this Forum. I think I speak for all of us when I say "You are appreciated more than you know."
  13. Thank you Michael. We love you too. Actually, our family does not accept gifts from people like kbear. However, my daughter has been reading this thread and she advises in this instance, "Hell yeh, tell kbear send Khorns as the gift and stay his _ss away from our family." It was obvious to me that he doesn't visit "this bar" very often. In the words of Toby Keith, "I love this bar". As most of you know, achieving a degree in nursing is a difficult task in itself, not to mention the forces of nature (Katrina) that our daughter had to overcome. The obvious was stated in the original post we made, what is not obvious to a lot of people were the leaky roofs, non-functioning air conditioners, lack of fans, etc. on the college campus. Bathing in pond water, sleeping with loaded guns by your bed, hand washing clothes, pouring water into a toilet to flush it. MRE's as a steady diet (thank God), lack of refrigeration and/or ice, lack of gas to get to and from school, and on and on. Our story is probably one of the least heartbreaking and I am almost embarrassed to have to expel on the details, when many have suffered much greater losses. Most of the nursing schools in southeastern Louisiana were completely obliterated by Katrina. No nurses will be graduating in that area for at least another six months. So...this was a major accomplishment, not only for our daughter, but for four generations of our family. Dtel's mother, who is 72 years old(attended the ceremony also), dtel and I, my daughter and my daughter's son. Considering dtel's mother and everyone in his family lost thier homes, WE CARE and we know our friends on this forum care. I do apologize to you guys for being so long winded, but it is not just the fact that she graduated. It is so much more.
  14. Our oldest daughter, Jamie graduated with her degree in Nursing and Applied Sciences last night. The ceremony was actually enjoyable. Short, quick and to the point... We want to let all of you know about her accomplishment.(she does lurk about here sometimes) She has faced enormous difficulties completing this challenge and her staying power says something about her as a person. In the last and most difficult semester, she faced forced evacuation from our home, loss of electrical power (including running water) for almost two weeks, four additional people moving into our home (this is actually a blessing) and a semester that was shortened by four weeks, all compliments of Katrina. We are truly proud to call her our daughter.
  15. Come on Michael, I knew about all that other addiction stuff already. Even contemplated asking you to request group therapy rates for me to attend the sessions with you and the therapist. O/C and ADD makes life tough going for me sometimes, terrible combination. This Klipsch addiction has only added to the list, glad to hear the therapist describes it as positive addiction, guess I don't have to get the discount rate after all. Just wanted a definition of "House of Klipsch" so we would all know where addiction is headed. For ourselves, you know, free advice. What other hobbies do you have, not including photography because that is work for you. Have to say the pics I saw you are pretty good at what you do. And what is the old guy crap. I know you are not older than me or dtel. Is that picture you showed of Grand Central Station? I sent you a email about that.
  16. We recently had the opportunity to audition Cornwalls and Forte II's in the same listening environment. (We were there to purchase the Forte II's) I have to tell you dtel, nor I heard a substantial difference between the two. As a matter of fact, the owner of the Cornwall's/seller of the Forte II's expressed the same opinion. If you are in the market to "play the upgrade game" Forte II's would be a great place to start, you may find that you don't need to go any further. I read your post regarding the music you like and the sounds you want to hear from the speakers, Forte II's will do the job. We paid $425 and $350 a pair, the last pair on e-bay went for $700.00 which included shipping. Average ebay price between $500 and $600. We purchased our first pair from a local seller, who was recommended by another forum member, always a plus. Our second pair was purchased (thanks Colter, again...) from a local forum member who is not a regular poster, but a regular reader. If you purchase local you can audition anything you want to purchase, which makes the used market relatively safe. Meagain, I honestly believe the Forte II's will provide the quality sound you are looking for, while providing excellent resale value for you to "play the upgrade game." I was truly surprised by the sound these speakers produced. Besides, from what I can gather half the fun is playing the game. Oh, Colter you are just jealous because you are not a "pesky Forte II owner"...yet. It is my understanding you are in the market for Forte II's. I think I have the concept of "House of Klipsch" but I am not sure I have the total concept. Is it to own one of every kind of speaker Klipsch makes, or multiples of each or just a list of as many as you can purchase, store, stack, etc.
  17. I was going to ask what kind of people have the time to develop these formulas, chain letters, etc.?. It really amazes me, because a lot of time has to go into a formula like that, or maybe it just comes easy to some people?
  18. Meagain, dtel and I started out with speakers in the Synergy series, which were quite adequate initially. Dtel is "anal" about researching any purchase exceeding $100.00, that includes weedeaters, vacuum cleaners and or speakers. After reading the forum for almost six months, he casually informed me that he wanted to upgrade the speakers we just purchased six months previously. He opted for a single pair of Forte II's, which I believe cost us around $425.00. Dtel had built a subwoofer when we purchased the Synergy speakers. Two weeks ago we purchased our second pair of Forte II's for $350.00 (once again, thanks Colterphoto). I can assure you dtel is just as "anal" about placement and sound as he is about spending $100.00. The Forte II's are not as imposing (as far as space) as some of the other speakers, yet the sound is impeccable for the $$. Dtel's goal is to have six Forte II's for surround, while my ultimate goal is a pair of Khorns, for music. However, I have heard and read, even on this thread that the Khorns quality depends on the type of music being listened to. The Forte II's are not that demanding, delivering all around performance for the buck.
  19. I agree also. At the time, we purchased our first Klipsch speakers New Orleans, LA had one of the best upscale audio stores around, Alterman Audio. Alterman actually doubles the warranty on all electronics you purchase from them. They were a Reference Series dealer only. Best Buy was not marketing Klipsch at the time. We went to Hattiesburg, MS, which is the same distance as New Orleans from our home and found a dealer, for the Synergy Series. In fact, Alterman Audio has recovered from Hurricane Katrina and is currently opening other locations in the Southeastern Louisiana area. Having been in sales myself, for over thirty years, it would make sense to put together a marketing team that could provide in-store training for Best Buy, as well as any other audio outlets that may want to sell Klipsch. Personally, I believe expanding the dealership list would go along way to increasing Klipsch's recognition. Being able to "test drive" Klipsch speakers in a knowlegable audio environment would surely help, especially with WAF.
  20. Michael I don't know if I could handle a Mrs. Dtel and Missa column. Better yet I am not sure some of the guys could handle it. If we were to do it, we would probably have to allow anonymous postings, you know the male ego thing...LOL
  21. I agree totally with everything you said Gil, except one thing. The technical problem could have been a girlfriend/wife/boyfriend/husband problem. I do not think that is the case here, especially since Missa was not the one who lit the candles. When I began dating dtel, it was made very clear to me that I would not be allowed to place anything on top of the speakers, let alone near speakers that could possibly cause them damage. After we were married I had a blonde moment, (one of many) and put a beautiful (live) potted ivy plant on top of one of the speakers. Upon realizing my blonde moment, dtel's "sarcasm" kicked in and I believe he said something like "Are you stupid?" (Good thing we were already married when he said that) Anyway, I never put anything other than small photos on speakers after that. And...dtel soon realized asking (Are you stupid?) was not effective communication tool. Which reminds me, Divin has yet to accept responsibility for his role in the "technical problem". It took Missa to spill the beans. One other thing guys, we girls have a thing about you guys admitting when you are wrong. It is just a girl thing, it shows us your "softer" side. You can gain lots and lots of brownie favors for doing that. In this case, I would think (correct me if I am wrong Missa) that Divin should tell all of us in his own words, how the candle wax came to be on the speaker covers!!! I like the guys & gals at this local bar also, otherwise I wouldn't have visited or joined.
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