Shoestring Theory

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It seemed like such a good idea at the time…

February 27, 2009 at 1:57 am by thetheorist

We are gathered here today to pay respect to my living room, particularly its fireplace. Oh, how we remember you, and your rockiness, your devotion to being rocklike, and your general rocky domination of the central room of the house. If there were but one word I could use to describe you, t’would be: rock.

My original chimney

And then I heard Ronald Reagan’s voice echoing in my head, demanding I tear down this wall!

For those of you who don’t know me personally, I’m on the right, Don’s on the left. More pictures to come! I’m ridiculously happy with the finished product.

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  • 1 Justabaldguy Feb 27, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Wow Courtney, you don’t look or sound anything like I though you would! And what’s up with your wussy hammer swings? Come on, HIT that wall! 😉

    Cool video though, but I have to admit I was waiting for an America’s Funniest Videos moment of something to crash through or one of y’all to get hit in the groin.

  • 2 Don Roberts Feb 27, 2009 at 10:12 am

    The way that video ended abruptly with Tam’s concern makes me wonder what happened at 2:13. I’m just glad there is finally hard evidence of your destructive behavior. I may a bad influence but that’s you with the hammer this time!

  • 3 thetheorist Feb 27, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    I know you’re joking, but at this point, I had already been warned by the lady that I was to try and avoid shattering the rocks, as she wanted to save them. Not that our whole property isn’t covered in rocks anyway. I also had some concerns about accidentally splitting the facade all the way down into the hearth.

    It was actually the next day that had the AFV moment, when I was cutting a 2×4 out of this wall and snapped out and whacked me in the forehead. Gave me a nice goose egg for a few days.

    Don, I’m sure the sheriff will still blame your influence for this. I need to call him and make sure he sees this.