I feel somewhat better this morning so I am writing a small post about my electrician friend Brian. Brian is a journeyman electrician, father of two young boys and I have known him since he fit on his Dad's hand. Brian is now over six +++ feet tall and good at his job. He will do small electrical jobs (and does very large ones in his busy life) and has made my life brighter. When he was an apprentice I had him do a lot of retrofitting in the living room ceiling, add ceiling fans, add basement lights and plugs and wire my first shed. Ten years later...
Brian came back last summer (he is working for himself now) and he finished hooking up the shed. Now I have plugs, 5 porch lights and interior lights so I can run fans, heaters, most electrical tools and work when the weather provides grey skies.
On January 1st, bless him, he came over to replace the fan/light in my bedroom (the old one died in June), replace the outdoor trouble light, replace a faulty plug and add a new plug on a new circuit for the fridge we moved from the kitchen to the basement.
Which then of course brings the circle around to: what is happening with the small reno in the kitchen? Your guessed, its on hold until I get over whatever I have. The new huge fridge is sitting way out from the wall nook so work can be done and there is a not very wide path around it to get from the entry and hall into the kitchen. I've never had such a huge fridge and it makes me feel very short. This photo reminds me of 'keeping it real' (originally a Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage idea). She and Brenda of Cozy Little House are writing a post each (weekly) about living in a small home. I can relate to that.