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Monday and Tuesay, March 28 and 29th
Big News: Our first granddaughter turned 16 on Tuesday. She texted me she got her license; I knew she wouldn't wait even a day! She is our pride and joy.The last two days have not been my favorite kinds of days.
When I painted the MBR I twisted the bulb too tight when replacing the globe on the vanity light fixture, sparks shot out...no more third light. I decided Monday to remove the fixture and see if I could fix it.
I spent the entire day fooling around with this....I am so stubborn!
Called a local electrician. He promised to call the next morning...much to my surprise, he did at 7:30 AM. He came out checked out the fixture. I need a new fixture. He did use pigtails to combine all those wires so all I had to do to rewire was attach white to white and black to black.
Of course that didn't go easily. The plate that attaches to the junction box was configured differently. I had to use the one that came with the fixture and it barely fit the box. Much maneuvering later, I finally got it attached!
I took advantage of his being here and together we finally traced down where the power was coming into the cellar. He found the problem....eliminated one useless fuse box in the cellar, wired together the wires and now I have lights. All I need to do is get a cover plate for the junction box and put it on. How wonderful to flip a switch as I enter the very dark cellar.
In talking with him (I vowed to stay with him and learn what I could and he was very willing to explain everything to me), I found he is a "jack of all trades", plumbing, carpentry, electrician, etc. He works for himself.
I told him I had a list of things I wanted done but might have to do them in increments. He was fine with that. He also said when he starts a job, he stays with it until it is finished....what a novel approach.
He is going to repair and build all the doors on my round-topped barn. I want Dutch doors on the two front doors. I am having the milk parlor painted, at least the high gable ends....I might do the rest (and might not). He charges $25 and hour for electrical, $20 for carpentry and an additional $10 per hour for a helper.
He said he makes no money from the helper or the material. As soon as he tells me about the material for the barn, I am having him begin. I am thinking from his quote on labor hours I can safely figure all done for around $1,500 and I am delighted.
I am satisfied he knows electrical; and I will know after the first door, if he knows carpentry.
Finding anyone out here to do various jobs is near impossible. He will be a jewel if all goes well.
See, still no carpet....but I want all the outside fixed up nice and sound.
We have a roofer booked to do the barn roof. He will be free in about a month.
I have gotten really interested over the last few years about real food. If you get nothing from this except one thing, please let it be:
I think many of our health issues could be solved if we would quit eating foods full of chemicals and non-food additives such as dyes. I hope you saw the news last night where even the FDA is becoming suspicious that food dyes may contribute to ADD, attention deficit disorder. We need to always be aware of what we eat and where it comes from.
Random Flower Picture
This is a single blossom of 'Erlicheer' daffodil. I am always amazed at the sheer perfection of the blooms. I have it on my desk and may have to move it further away; the fragrance is a little too much!