Thursday, October 23, 2014

Updated Kitchen Lights

Well here is a little more proof that together Mom and I can do anything.

She had a ceiling fan in her kitchen above the table and if I'm correct one day the lights started to spark and smoke.  It wasn't any good anymore so she decided to replace it with something she liked more. Unfortunately my Dad. who was desperate for some light, beat her to it and she ended up with a bulb with a shade on it. It was not good.

I somehow managed to lose the picture but it was this with a very small shade that clipped to the lightbulb.

In his defense he had planned on it being temporary.

So Mom picked out something she was much happier with and together she and I tackled an electrical project which was new to both of us.  Things went smoothly, no one was electrocuted and now she has this lovely fixture. It's quite the improvement.

Since I left she's gone on to replace 3 more by herself.

So moral of the story, if there's something you want done don't be afraid, you can do it!  Watch a YouTube video or two and you'll be good to go. Also, electricity is no joke. Mom didn't trust her electricity panel labels so to be safe she shut off power to the whole upstairs, and then double checked there was no electricity.
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