Your Money and Your Life

“I’ve been thinking about building a home theater in my basement,” Randy said.

“Wait,” Clark said, “I thought you said you were putting a home gym in your basement.”

“Yes,” Randy said, “I will collocate the gym and the theater down there with the gym on one side and the theater on the other.”

“Is the ceiling of your basement tall enough to accommodate a gym and a theater?” Clark asked. “I’m not that tall and last time I was down there I almost bumped my head on some of the exposed plumbing pipes.”

“I’m going to have to do some excavation to lower the floor by about a foot to create more headroom,” Randy admitted.

“Won’t that cost a shitload of money?” Clark asked.

“Yes, but at the end of the day, the allure of that finished basement with the home theater makes it worth the expense.”

“I have to tell you, Randy,” Clark said, “you’ve got a large family room with a 45-inch high def TV on your main level. It eludes me why you’d want to spend all that money on a home theater in your basement.”

“That family room setup is so primitive,” Randy said. “My home theater will have a 100-inch state-of-the-art TV, a surround sound system, and plush movie theater seating. And best of all, my wife can watch her soap operas and romantic comedies in the family room and I can watch my action, horror, and science fiction movies in the luxurious basement theater room.”

“Well, Randy,” Clark said, “it’s your money and your life.”

Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (theater), My Vivid Blog (basement), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (collocate), The Daily Spur (excavation), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (allure), Your Daily Word Prompt (elude), and Word of the Day Challenge (primitive). Photo credit: @allhomeaesthetics

3 thoughts on “Your Money and Your Life

  1. Marleen May 18, 2022 / 9:01 pm

    Yeah, something like that is likely best planned before pouring the foundation. Or… it could be figured out if an old foundation is in need of a major overhaul. I like the purple lights. It’s a little funny, to me, all the money and fuss that goes into these home theatre situations for only usually four to six seats. I mean, just set up a large screen television and some ready-bought seats; you got it (without out all the pomp and circumstance). It is helpful to have more than one place to watch a television show or movie. But, again, it doesn’t have to be so complicated. Good use of prompts.

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    • Fandango May 18, 2022 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks. And you’re right. It doesn’t have to be so complicated.


  2. Nope, Not Pam May 19, 2022 / 12:12 am

    Sounds like a money pit 😳

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