Slowly but surely things are returning to normal after we had carpet installed. Some things such as my Z-5300 are not where they should be. I am actually listening to music on my old altechs which I hate. They sound rubbish. Its just rubbish. Sure when you have nothing else it works fine. And listening to them with the iPod wasn't too bad as the iPod adds a nice musicality to things. I also had a problem with my sound card which didn't help. Had to take it out and put it back in. This is actually a time consuming and irritating task.
I have also learn't that people squint when smiling. And that only when you are genuinely happy will the brain activate this.