One picture can’t do justice to this 1,200-foot space of man cave magic. When we built our home in 2006 we had electrical plug-ins installed throughout the basement about a foot from the ceiling and wired together so that we could flip one switch and turn on what is now 23 beer lights without unsightly cords dangling to the bottom of the wall. They range from new out-of-the-box Miller High Life and Busch Light neons to a 50-year-old Hamm’s Bear light and a lighted Falstaff clock. Throughout the basement is a selection of games that makes Game Night a long, competitive evening of fun. A crowd of people can simultaneously play ping pong, shuffleboard (18’ table), darts, pool, pinball, bumper pool, and Wi games on the 50” HDTV. All this can be played to the background music of a 100-CD juke box, mainly stocked with rock and country from the ‘60’s-‘80’s. Or the whole-house audio can be used and any number of XM stations can be played from the TV. On football Saturdays and Sundays the TV can be seen from just about anywhere in the wide-open basement without interrupting competition. A bar has stools, with a sink, refrigerator, and a built-in wine rack and a large collection of beer glasses behind the sink or people can sit in a huge sectional that wraps around the TV. A gas fireplace warms the entire area for winter get-togethers. In addition to the beer lights, other brewing memorabilia decorates the walls. There is also a wall with team pictures and plaques from 36 seasons as head coach of four sports in Higginsville and another with pictures and awards from my high school and college playing days. If anyone in the area can match this man-cave atmosphere, my hat’s off to him!