Thursday, January 5, 2012

More small reno

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.
The fridge is still being used as a magnetic bulletin board and I am working on that too. Trouble is, the material on the fridge has to be where we can all see it right away. That is on my list of paper organization I need to deal with, where to put important 'need to see at a moments notice' paper anywhere other than the fridge.


  1. Glad to hear you are feeling better!! And how wonderful to have SUCH a HANDY man!!
    Your fridge looks a lot like mine. I know you will enjoy it!!

  2. I'm glad you're feeling better, Joy. And I'm with you on decluttering the fridge. I've been working on that for a year and making some progress. Paper is the bane of my existence sometimes.

  3. Glad you're feeling better, Joy!

    Golly, I could use a Brian in my world! We're trying to do some cost justification to finally upgrade the electric in our kitchen. They didn't have microwaves in the 1950s. I don't think they had air popcorn poppers either. I do know if both are running it blows a breaker! :)


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