Saturday, February 25, 2012
Let There Be Lights
Troy has been working steadily and yesterday we had six overhead lights connected to two switches with power. Very exciting.
We've been living with the under cabinet lighting and the lights above the stove and sink. Compared to that, the six overhead lights seem like stage lighting!
I spent a lot of time last weekend looking at the ceiling and drawing big X's where I thought the lights should go. I did some measuring and eye balling and exercised a bunch of "TLAR" (That Looks About Right).
One pendant light was hung in the space/hallway right beside the fridge. If there wasn't a light right there, it was going to be a dark corner.
Turns out they both came real close to lining up with the end lights in the west half of the room, so I just made them line up.
He ran downstairs to flip the breaker on and then ran upstairs and hit the switch. The lights came on...then off. Turns out he had a faulty switch!! It would work only when your finger held it in place. Once you let go, it popped out a little bit and the lights would go off. Grrr. (That's exactly what Troy said. That's all I'm admitting.) He tried switching it out for another switch but when that didn't work, he packed it in for the night.
By Friday he had bought some switches as reinforcements and got it all put back together again. And it worked. Sweet.
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