Went to turn something on today and half the house plunged into darkness.
It would appear that we only have 60 amps coming into the house -
S.I.X.T.Y. amps - which would mean that you can't put the toaster on and make a cup of tea at the same time basically.
And I'm losing control ♪
We've installed 6 pot lights in the kitchen - 50 watts each which probably renders the rest of the house useless.
Let there be light - and nothing else.
'cuz the power you're supplying - AIN'T electrifying..................♫
There's a very good reason we didn't know we only had 60 amps - BECAUSE THE BOX WAS HIDDEN BEHIND A BUILT IN CABINET BESIDE A FUNCTIONAL CABINET.............
An electrician is coming today to upgrade the electricity and bring us into this millennium - which is somehow where I prefer to be.
At a great cost I might add.
At a great unprepared for cost I might add.
Such is life when you're greedy and want to use the microwave and turn the lights on at the same time :)
We stocked up on fuses in the meantime - which leave me feeling nostalgic.
Tonight I went into the bedroom to turn the light on to show you the bedroom light with the glass beads finally installed and.......................
Blew a fuse.
There were at least 3 million strands of beads to install ( slight exaggeration but not by much I'm sure ) onto the tiniest eyelets you've ever seen - I nearly tossed the light out the freshly painted window at one point.
I took a photo in the day - but it's not the same thing at all - looks gold in the photo - and it's pure nickel silver......................you'll have to come visit me to see how pretty it is I'm afraid. If you're coming to visit me you have to bring tools - them's da rules.
I painted the window frames black - I was thrilled to know you all agreed that they should be painted ( the wood was horrible ) but I bet you thought I was painting them white, right?
I'm second guessing every single decision I'm making so far - and I never do that -
Oh where oh where has my confidence gone
Oh where oh where can it be?
At any rate they're far better than they were
I'm disliking the wall paper more and more everyday - how did I fall in love with it in the first place?
I think I would have preferred it on a solid wall - being on a window wall makes me dizzy - with the view and then all of the pattern it's too much for my brain - I prefer the view actually.............
stay tuned for that particular conversation - it's going to be a doozy I'm sure :) since I had to talk John into agreeing with it in the first place - less than a week ago LMHO
it's not easy for him - you know that right?
Remember when he spilled the white paint all over the freshly painted bedroom?
Was that yesterday?
It was HERE anyway.
Well today I spilled the quart of BLACK paint ( while painting the window frames ) but luckily I had a dropcloth on the floor at the time
Did I tell him about it - just so that he would feel less bad about his spill?
NO WAY JOSE
I cleaned it up completely - before he could see it................
and he would never have known if there weren't little tell - tell signs all over because some had ended up on my feet
John says - What are those black marks all over the floor
Suzan says - I have no idea - I thought they were from your shoes..............
I wanted the room finished by last Sunday
At this point I'd be content if it were finished by 2016.....................
Ok - let's see now - have I covered every single disaster in the last 24 hours?
John's downstairs painting the kitchen ceiling as I type
Suzan yells down - Are you finished yet? I want to show everyone
John says - STOP GETTING YOUR KNICKERS IN A TWIST - I'M ONLY HALF WAY DONE!!!
Knickers in a twist?
Who says that?
Is that the weirdest expression you've ever heard or what?
Suzan says - My " knickers " are NOT in a twist - I was simply asking a question - DON'T GET YOUR BOXERS IN A KNOT
John says - I'm exhausted - I'm sore - I'm done for the night
Suzan sings - You'd better shape up - 'cuz I need a man - ( and my heart is set on you ) ♪ ♪ ♫
John says - Oh stop with the singing already - You make no sense
Suzan says - It's a famous song John - bet you don't know it !!! We're world's apart, you and I
John says - Well you're definitely from a different planet than I
Suzan - And by the way - You will NEVER remove the song from my heart - NEVER
John says - Here we go - Miss Scarlett O'Hara herself..................
The Kitchen progress