So my reading material for this trip is American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I've had the damn book for at least 2-3 years, never got around to reading it. Not too bad so far. It caught my interest enough that I'll definitely be finishing it. Kind of fun trying to recognize the "old gods" all the various characters represent. History Channel FTW.
The home theater is now setup and fully working. Had a little bit of an adventure with the Cox cable box. First one I had, I was getting a little bit of an audio "pop" every once in a while, that I finally narrowed down to the cable box with Kevin's help. That was after calling Cox once to turn on all the HD channels I should have been getting. New box solved the audio problem, but of course I had to call them again to get the HD channels turned back on. Which the tech tried to do, but evidently couldn't get the box to reset properly. I kind of had a "user" moment with the tech; called them up and told him what was going on, and that "you guys must need to flip a switch or something like that". Tech said, "Yeah, something like that", and I'm sure was laughing at the "clueless user" he had on the line. Oh well. At any rate, audio problem solved, DVD setup, XBox setup, HD channels look awesome, watched Semi-Pro to break it in with Jenn the other evening, and watched Game 2 of the NBA Finals with Dad last night. I'm glad I waited long enough to take advantage of the 120Hz technology, and definitely glad I decided to go with the 52" screen. Looks and sounds awesome.
Interestingly enough, the new TV has got me back in Call of Duty 4 again a little bit. I hooked up the XBox and threw it in, just to see what it was like. Dang, looked a lot better. Played enough to gain a couple of levels. Then thinking about it at some point, I realized that the XBox must have still been in regular TV mode; there are settings on it that will set it to 1080-somethingorother. Have to set that when I get back and see if it makes any further difference.
Jenn's still doing OK, as are the babies. She caught a cold I had last week, so is suffering this week. She's starting to feel "quickenings" fairly regularly as well, though not so much the past couple of days, which worried here. But she called a nurse today, who reassured her. We're scheduled for an appointment with a high risk specialist sometime within the next month or so, who will be taking some detailed sonograms as I understand it, looking for potential issues. The biggest lingering issue is the twins sharing the same pregnancy sack, which as I understand it is not serious but definitely something to watch.
Jenn bought some crib bedding the other day, going shopping with her and my mom. This has of course been a cause of great concern, finding "the perfect one". IIRC it was primarily frogs and ducks theme, with a few other random animals thrown in. I'm sure I'll get in "trouble" for not knowing exactly, but no biggie, she knows this isn't my thing. I'm sure she'll tell me what color to paint the nursery.
It's June, and we're probably looking at a delivery sometime in late Sept/early Oct. Time is definitely a-ticken'. For her part, Jenn is really starting to feel the effects; the phrase "I feel pregnant" has been used more than once. Little things like having trouble rolling over in bed at night, having to get some new clothes, etc.
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