Spent an hour or two rehanging the living room speakers and got the stereo working again. Need to go figure out what exactly I need to do as far as conduit to get cabling from the entertainment center, across the basement, and back up into the dining room/kitchen area. I'm thinking, if I can find an hdmi-over-ethernet receiver that has an audio out port, that might be a workable alternative to running hdmi AND audio cables across the basement. Or maybe not. Need to investigate and think about how I want things hooked up.
Oh, and loree's mom arrived yesterday.