...a lassie go this way and that way? Oh wait, that's not where I was going with this post.
Today was a project day. Lots of little repairs that have to be done around here. Mostly I forgot to take pictures, but that's OK, they are pretty boring. I'm sure you have similar stupid needs at your house.
First, I tacked up a piece of fascia cover that blew down in the windstorm last weekend. That involved getting a friend from church to help put up the ladder because, sigh... I can't handle the extension ladder alone any more. Done.
Then, I cosmetically covered a water stain in the kitchen ceiling (not related to the roof project). The cause of the stain has been long fixed, but the ceiling damage was small, but ugly and annoying. Done
Last on the list was to figure out why the light over the kitchen table was falling out of the ceiling. It was something of a mystery. Until I got the box out.
Did you ever see one of these boxes disintegrate like this? All those broken places were like that when I took the box out. It just came apart in my hand. The reason it was falling was that the screw holes had broken out larger than the screw heads. The helper people at Lowe's said they had never seen anything like it. I hope we don't have a house full of them. I know there is one more to do. So far it's not as critical as this one.
This light is heavy. And I had to have a way to take the weight off the chain to get the light detached. Voila!
Then there is the little matter of getting the new box back in the ceiling. Well, getting it in is easy. Fastening it to the bracket is impossible to do after the ceiling drywall is in place. Hmmm. Had to cut a space for my hand beside the hole. Even then it was really difficult, but I did finally get it fastened.
But by then it was getting dark. And, um... I had to turn off the electricity to play with the wiring, right? (Let's hope I'm bright enough to do that.) So... end of story for today. I'll have to do the plaster repair and hang the light tomorrow.
I really HATE little jobs like this. So pat me on the back folks, and keep me motivated to finish this dumb light tomorrow.
(And all the mess from the colored "tiles" is still out because that isn't done either.)
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