Monday, March 8, 2010

An en'lightening' experience and new discoveries!

February 6, 2008
Hubby spoke with our friend (an electrician) about the wiring for the bathroom. He will be out Thursday to look at the layout. Now I have to decide where all of the fixtures will go. We will be adding some switches and outlets too. Also, hubby finally ordered the shingles and the siding on Tuesday.

February 7, 2008
Our electrician came to look at the bathroom to see how to wire it. After some discussion it was decided that the chandelier would hang in the center of the old bathroom section, sconces would be on each side of the mirror over the sink, and the other two sconces would be on either side of the center window in the new addition. The outlet in the main section will be moved and a double switch and two outlets will be added to the new section. He is supposed to come out tomorrow to do all of the wiring.
On Monday night Gary offered to help hubby with the siding and shingles which was greatly appreciated. With all of this help we are bound to get this project going!

February 8, 2008
Friday afternoon our electrician came to the house to wire the bathroom for electrical sockets, light switches, and the sconces. He worked hard and got much accomplished including cleaning up the work area when he was done. This amazed me as it was cleaner than when he arrived! He will be out tomorrow to finish most of the job.

February 9, 2008
Electrician arrived early to complete most of the wiring. Now we need to purchase the fan vent so that he can finish up that part. He installed the box for the chandelier where the old fan vent was located. Because there is a large hole in the ceiling we will have to purchase a medallion to cover it. So much for my creative idea to use antique picture frames as the medallions.
On a side note, while the electrician was going up into the attic to work (attic access is in the hallway) he noticed that both of our hallway light fixtures were askew. I explained that hubby had installed those but in his defense they were installed correctly. However, being constantly wacked with ladders or ironing boards tends to make them hang funny (woooosh goes the bus!). He told me that he would come back another day to fix them for me. When hubby got home from Bible study I told him about our electrician friend offering to fix the hall lights. Hubby took it all in good humor and then asked if he could also fix the ceiling fan in the living room. (I’m thinking, ceiling fan? What’s wrong with the ceiling fan?) Hubby proceeded to tell us that he had to ‘rig’ the light fixture part when installing it and when the fan is on high that the light fixture turns with it. Ughhhh!!! At that point, being the new project manager, I fired hubby for all future electrical endeavors and made our friend my new ‘official electrician’. He accepted. OK, enough of the off-task conversations and back to the bathroom.
A short time later Gary and Pauly arrived. All were introduced to each other (our electrician friend introduced himself as ‘Kim’s electrician’) and the work continued. When Pauly first came in I apologized for not having called him during the week. I was glad that hubby had gotten in touch with him to which Pauly responded that no one had called. He just decided to come over and work. This is why I have made him the assistant project manager! Works hard, works fast, and comes without being called-that’s a pretty good resume!
Then there was another decision to be made! The platform layout and shape needed to be decided upon before they could go any further (funny, I thought this was already taken care of but apparently not). After a very lengthy discussion the original plan of building the platform from the new opening of the bathroom was changed to just inside of the new section so that it would blend in better (you kinda have to see it to understand).
I left to go downtown and told Pauly to make sure that hubby and Gary worked hard and that he (Pauly) was in charge.
When I arrived home a few hours later the plumbing for the pedestal sink was complete although some changes were necessary there too. Because of the new platform layout the plumbing would have to run through the ceiling instead of under the platform for the sink which was already completed by the time I arrived home. The header was complete, the room opening finished, and the fan vent re-routed. Not bad for a Saturday! It’s amazing how much work can get done with four men led by a female project manager (heehee)!
While I was out I found a few more things for the bathroom to add to the long list of items piling up around the house:
· Small oriental rug on clearance $12
· Small crystal clock (so that I don’t soak too long) $6.95

Mom and grandma went to the antique mall (you know what’s coming don’t you?) and found a lovely old mirror for over the pedestal sink for $45.


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  3. It's so nice that you have some trustworthy handymen friends. That's hard to come by! I love that sconce, BTW!


  4. Your gorgeous bathroom shall fall under the category priceless once completed... because you will not want to be reminded of the price involved.
    But the first soak in that claw-foot tub shall ease all the budget costs away and when you pull the plug will flow right down the drain.
    Susan x

  5. شركة شراء اثاث مستعمل بالرياض والقصيم وجدة
    هناك العديد من الخدمات التى يبحث عنها باستمرار عملاء داخل كل مكان فى الرياض ولكن لا يجدون افضل الخدمات المميزة والتى تحقق الخدمات التى تحقق مستوى عالى من الخدمة ، من اهم هذه الخدمات هو شراء الاثاث المستعمل فى الرياض وبيع الاثاث ايضا ، فلم يكن هناك منزل الا وقد يحتاج الى اعمال البيع او الشراء للاثاث او الرغبة فى التخلص من اى شىء متواجد فى المنازل لم يكن هناك بحاجة الية .
    محلات شراء الاثاث المستعمل بالرياض
    تهتم شركة المستقبل باعمال الشراء لجميع الموديلات المتواجدة ورغم ان هناك الكثير من الموديلات المختلفة المتواجدة فى المكان من الاثاث الزجاجى والاثاث الخشبى و... غيرها بالاضافة الى القيام باعمال الشراء للاغراض المنزلية المستعملة والاثاث بجميع انواعة والاجهزة الكهربائية وكافة الاغراض المتواجدة والتى اصبحت لا قيمة له بالنسبة لعملائنا فى كل مكان فى المملكة العربية السعودية .
    لماذا شركة المستقبل فى اعمال الشراء للاثاث المستعمل بالرياض؟
    ارقام الاثاث المستعمل بالرياض
    تهتم شركة المستقبل باعمال الشراء للاثاث المستعمل من خلال الفروع المنتشرة فى كل مكان فى المملكة والتى تسعى الى شراء اى قطعة من الاثاث مهما كانت موديلها ومهما كانت حالتة وبالاضافة الى اى كان المادة المصنوعة منها ليس فقط من الاخشاب فلدينا اتم استعداد لشراء اثاث المنازل والفنادق والبيوت والمطابخ .
    من اهم المميزات التى تقدمة شركة المستقل اثناء القيام باعمال الشراء للاثاث الاتى :-
    • - الاسعار التى تقدمة الشركة افضل الاسعار والتى تتلائم مع الاغراض المراد
    محلات الاثاث المستعمل
    • القيام بشراءة دون ان يبخس فى اسعارها .
    • - تعتمد على الخبراء فى تحديد الاسعار ولا يتم الامر بشكل عشوائى فالدقة والامانة من اهم مميزات شركة المستقبل .
    • - يتم تحديد الوقت من قبل عملائنا وعلينا القيام باعمال الفحص واعطاء التقرير وتقدير الاغراض المتواحدة فى المكان .
    • - تقوم الشركة بتوفير السيارات المتخصصة فى اعمال النقل من المكان الى المخازن الخاصة بالشركة .
    محلات الاثاث المستعمل بجدة
    عزيزى عميل شركة المستقبل شركتنا تهتم باعمال الشراء والبيع للاثاث المستعمل والعمل على اعادة اصلاحة وتجديدة مرة اخرى والقيام باعمال الدهانات و التجنيد والاهتمام بكافة الخدمات التى يحتاح الية الاثاث .
    شراء اثاث مستعمل بجدة
    لا تكتفى شركة باعمال الشراء فقط ، فنظرا لان هناك ارتفاع فى الاسعار للاثاث فى الاوانة الاخيرة فلدينا محلات لبيع الاثاث المستعمل لا تستطيع ان تفرق بينة وبين الاثاث الجديد فاذا كنت تبحث عن شراء الاثاث الذى يلزم منزلك او تبحث شراء قطعة من التحف وغيرها ، فتاكد انك سوف تجد كل ما هو مميز لدينا ونحقق لك افضل ما تتمنى ان ترى علية المكان فتعاون مع شركة المستقبل فى القيام باى خدمة خاصة ببيع او شراء الاثاث المستعمل فى اى مكان فى المملكة .