And Laurel said let there be light, and there was light. Laurel saw it, and it was good.

I finally connected with the electrician on Tuesday and he came right over that afternoon. He took the chandelier totally down and used my leftover wire to splice extra length onto my little wire nubbins. He hung the chandelier back up and flipped the switch. There was light, but only in two of the three bulbs. I moaned. No more problems! He screwed the third light bulb in tighter and it lit up. I hadn’t thought of that.

20 minutes and it was all done. Well, 20 minutes and $125. Plus the $130 I’ve spent at the chiropractor (so far). Hmmm, I’m a wee bit over budget. Totally worth it.

Builder fixture.

Builder fixture.

Voila!

Voila!

Note to readers: Voila is French for “looky here!”. Viola is a stringed musical instrument. Wallah…well wallah is just gibberish. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.

The rest of the week was spectacularly unproductive on house cleaning or projects. Wednesday, I went to the chiropractor after work. Thursday, I stopped at Lowe’s and pick up more paint for the patio (small bit of progress, I guess). Friday, I tested my blood sugar and found it dangerously high. I spent 20 minutes on the phone with the nurse and then waited two hours for the doctor to call back. That never happened. While waiting, my blood sugar dropped to more normal levels, so I did a Tarot spread a friend had requested and e-mailed her my interpretation.

Today (Saturday) I’m going to two graduation parties. After that, I’ll tackle one of two lists. I have a “rain” list, and “shine” list. Thunderstorms are predicted all weekend, so I’ll probably be working on the indoor projects on the “rain” list. Time to finish the rest of the Throne Room!!!

 

Stay tuned…