Okay, I can’t say I was looking forward to more workers in the house. Our history of things moving along smoothly is not exactly stellar.
Some of the things we had planned included new recessed lights in Rob’s office, (there are NO lights in there right now – we are straight up old-school lamps), new recessed lights in the living room (currently one small ceiling fan light & two 90’s era sconces on the fireplace), replacing the two breaker boxes (because they worried me), and installing a whole house surge protector…plus moving a few switches around.
I have to say, I’m so happy we did this. When they removed our main breaker box they found, as they put it, “a few melted things and everything was crunchy”. What the what?!
I’m guessing crunchy is good for tacos, but bad for electrical (mmmmm….tacos), but I’m no expert or anything. Seriously though, I feel like we dodged a fire-bullet here.
And how awesome are these new LED recessed lights in Robs office?! We went with the 4” cans, because I really didn’t care for the 6”. Just personal preference. And they’re super thin. Here are the ones we used and here’s how they look in his office.
Even for all the brokenness of this room, the lighting is totally rockin’ it now. Victory is mine! Or something like that.
But don’t get too excited, because you know it can’t be THAT easy.
This is our living room. Still.
See that super awesome single bulb? It’s where the old ceiling fan used to be and it’s always hot, or on. Always. There is no on-off switch. They’re trying to trace it back where it goes, but we think it’s somewhere between the second floor subfloors. To find it we have to move all the furniture and pull up the carpet upstairs.
Ya’ll. I’m tired. I can’t even right now.
So for right now, since our master bedroom connects to the living room, we literally just close the bedroom door to “turn off the light”. It’s official. We are that hillbilly now.
Plus if the light were actually connected/going somewhere, what do I do with this? I’m not exactly seeing a switch…
They’ll be back soon to install the recessed lighting boxes in here and run down the never ending light connection after the plumbers come back.