Finally...here's a picture of my new fireplace mantel. As you can see, it's just a shell, but hopefully by February there will be logs in there!
See our old tv up there? That was a wedding gift from my Aunt Sally and Uncle Darrell almost 17 years ago! It has been the best TV, and we still get a good picture on it. Yes, we'd like to get a flat planel tv someday, but it's difficult to go and spend seven or eight hundred dollars on a tv when you have one that works just fine!