Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Caution: Goddess at Work

You know one of my personal tenets of home improvement is asking myself "Will I make it any worse than it already is?" and if I answer "No" then I try to fix it...with the heavy emphasis on "try". No, I'm not exactly Tim Taylor, but.....

Anyway, one night last week, I pulled the chain on my ceiling fan light (the remote died years ago), and nothing happened. The light would not switch off. The fan speed chain worked fine, but nothing happened when I pulled the light chain. Thanks to google, I determined I had a switch problem.

Well, today, I got out the screwdriver and the ladder. (By the way, I love my Little Giant ladder. I've used it so much recently that I really should give it a name....but then that might seem like we were in a relationship...)

Um...excuse me- back to the light switch problem. After a quick trip to Wally World (Walmart) for a new light switch, I climb on...um..up my handsome tall strong.... LADDER... and I unscrew the plate screws...

Disconnect the old switch...

Open up the new switch...

Attach the new switch...

Put everything back together...

And, in under 10 minutes.....

Bob's your uncle!!!!!

LIGHT!!! That turns off!!!!

All in a day's work in the life of a Goddess.......

Note that I still have not managed to find a job, the first of the month bills are biting at my ankles, the bathrooms upstairs have yet to be painted, the front yard garden beds are so overgrown they look like areas I saw in Angkor Wat, and the gutter over the back door is in such bad shape that sheets of water cascade down on anyone coming to call in the rain. Ah, heck, it all keeps me humble.


I have light in my bedroom again.

And I fixed it!

Monday, March 26, 2012

EP366 Week 47

Day 323
March 18, 2012

Day 324
March 19, 2012

Day 325
March 20, 2012

Day 326
March 21, 2012

Day 327
March 22, 2012

Day 328
March 23, 2012

Day 329
March 24, 2012

EP366 Week 46

Day 316
March 11,2012

Day 317
March 12, 2012

Day 318
March 13, 2012

Day 319
March 14, 2012

Day 320
March 15, 2012

Day 321
March 16, 2012

Day 322
March 17, 2012

EP366 Week 45

Day 309
March 4, 2012

Day 310
March 5, 2012

Day 311
March 6, 2012

Day 312
March 7, 2012

Day 313
March 8, 2012

Day 314
March 9, 2012

Day 315
March 10, 2012

EP366 Week 44

Day 302
February 26, 2012

Day 303
February 27,2012

Day 304
February 28, 2012

Day 305
February 29, 2012

Day 306
March 1, 2012

Day 307
March 2, 2012

Day 308
March 3, 2012

EP366 Week 43

Day 295
February 19, 2012

Day 296
February 20, 2012

Day 297
February 21, 2012

Day 298
February 22, 2012

Day 299
February 23, 2012

Day 300
February 24, 2012

Day 301
February 25, 2012

Why Is It??

Just some things I've been pondering recently....(well, over the last 12 hours.......)

Why is it that splinters hurt so much more coming out than going in?

Why do lightbulbs die at night?

Why can weeds creep through weed barrier and two inches of gravel, but intentional plants not survive in perfect soil, light, and watering conditions?

Why does the ONLY pair of hot pink underwear creep mysteriously into the load of whites?

Why do I even HAVE a pair of hot pink underwear?

Why does wallpaper decide to top sticking? All at once?

Ah...I guess the answer to all of the above is "It's Monday".......