We’re in the process of building a house right now, and it’s really starting to get to me how expensive the whole process can be. And I’m not even referring to the whole building-a-house process. It’s all the other stuff that goes into it. As I will suddenly have a proper garage in which I can work on my cars, I’m going to need to buy a better set of tools than the side-of-the-road emergency set I have. But that’s not even the worst of it.
Suddenly, we’re going to have a proper basement entertainment center, meaning our pair of 40″ and 44″ HDTV’s suddenly seem woefully inadequate for that large of a space. I do have most of the pieces I’ll need for a proper system, but as I look at it more and more, I keep discovering little details that I should be factoring in: I really should have another AppleTV at this point here… I should give myself an extra set of power outlets… I’ll need a conduit run through the walls for the HDMI cable… It all starts to get expensive in a hurry.
What’s that one obsession that would quickly drain your wallet if given the chance, but you just can’t give it up?