Saturday we finally decided to put our new light fixture up in our dining room.
Since I use the end of the dining room table as my "office", there was lots of things that had to be moved and "piled" around the room.
We're having our Bible Study group over tonight and then son Mark and family will be here after our Granddaughter's wedding.
So lots to prep for.
Dave's not an electrician and it seems the older we get ...the directions are more confusing.
Its like learning a new language.
We managed to get the old light down, circuits off and proceeded to figure out how to get the new Thing up.
Dave and ladders with his kind of gimpy leg is difficult. Either he was too low or too high and couldn't see what he was doing clearly. The rewiring wasn't fun either.
Conclusion brain storm of Dave. Move the heavy maple kitchen table into dining room. Perfect height for Dave to get up on it ...then he put the fixture box up on the foldout part of the ladder, hence we could rest the fixture on it. I had been trying to hold the fixture up with my arms way over my head, so he could attach it. It wasn't a wonderful time to say the least.
I won't go into the hours it took us because things just wouldn't connect the way they were suppose to.
Finally there was "success" and I went out and flipped the circuit breaker..Nothing...Nada...Nope!!
Two very pooped, upset, disappointed people. Said that's it. We'll talk to someone at church tomorrow and see what we can do.
Next day all the wiring had come loose and the light bulbs were loosened too. I think there was a gremlin in our house over night.
Dave went back up on the table..while I was at the store so I have no photos...
Re did everything...I came home and flipped the switch, still nothing... THEN..Dave turned the light switch in the wall to "on" and ...
We have LIGHT !!!!
Well.. DUH ... Turning on the light switch is a GOOD idea.. (:0)
Love and patience but darn we are getting too old for this kind of thing!
Arms over the head and heavy light fixtures isn't the greatest combination.
This was before hauling the maple table into the room.
About ready to give up on the whole thing!
Yesterday...We have light...
you can see the maple table below the light and the box we ended up resting the fixture on...
Now we have to put the room back together again.
Thanks for plowing through this Saga with me. We still have to get the final ceiling mount cover in place, but at photo time I was at the end of my patience and my arms were aching ..so what you see is what you get.