Let there be light!....please?Proving once again that we lack divine touch we've failed to create light. Hopefully home depot has some that we can get without having to talk to anyone. Since I know the major stock holders for Lowes are dedicated readers of this blog, could you pretty please build a store close to us? I know just the location, right now there's a home depot on the lot, but I'm sure they'll move for someone with a sense of customer service.
Mark keeps writing this, but really, even though it's been almost a month since the last post, we're working on the house. Last weekend Jen made phenomenal steps toward getting the upstairs insulated and Mark made a mess of the bathroom.
Where once we had ugly 1980's vanity lights, now we have a gaping hole and tangle of conduit. Mark decided to undertake a simple project (no, he can't be taught) to get a little gratification on getting something done. It should have been easy, it should have been clean, we should have known better.
After discovering two layers of drywall and hacking through them we found 3 junction boxes with the standard twists of wire behind the wall. In one way it is kind of fun because you can see where the bathroom lights and medicine cabinets were over the years. In another way it's kind of scary because there were a total of 4 boxes, with only one accessible and all had power and the usual shoddy wiring. It's also fortunate that Mark never got electrocuted putting up the bathroom mirror because the wiring for the existing ugly lights was forced between the drywall and studs about 1/4" from where he screwed in the mirror. Aparently the previous bathroom renovators didn't own a drill and couldn't rent a clue.
Unfortunatley the hole in the wall remains and there is no light. We did get fun pewter fixtures and once Mark can get the wiring in we will have light (we hope).
One lesson we have learned from this project is that it is completely worth the high price you pay in reciprocating saw blades and dust to avoid cutting the old galvanized conduit with a pipe cutter. Unfortunately it looks like we may be coming close to exhausting the Roybi saw's lease on life. Every cut now produces a wonderful burning smell. The good news is that the conduit leaves a great hole for pulling romex.