Friday, July 20, 2007

One of my many skilz

I can install light fixtures. Don't worry, there's no fear of me putting any electricians out of business. It took me an entire day to hang two with not having the correct tools and making two trips to the hardware store, one trip was to spend $.18 on four screws because it's strangely impossible to find four screws in a house full of construction workers. Oh, and did I mention I also electrocuted myself? Like I said, no fear that I'll become the next greatest electrician.

Why did I have to hang the fixtures when the electrician, Larry (whom I keep wanting to call Earl, he just looks like an Earl to me), was on the premises? Well, because Earl, uh I mean Larry had a pacemaker put in a month ago and isn't supposed to lift his arms above his head. He's still looking a bit peaked, so I didn't mind. He also didn't make me feel retarded when I said, "Dang, I don't think I got the wires connected, the lights aren't on." He just simply walked over and flipped the switch. See? That's why he gets paid the big money. But, he was pushing his luck a bit when he asked, "When ya gonna get those ceiling fans in?" I think he may have presumed that I actually am a professional light fixture installer.

Looky at that purty fixture. I tell ya, having me around can be right handy sometimes.

8 comments:

Code Yellow Mom said...

You are handy! I'm impressed. Husband tried his hand at light fixture installing um, a few months ago?...and it still doesn't turn on with the switch. That's why he doesn't get paid the big money. :)

Can I just say that I LOVE the paint colors you've got going there? bee-you-ti-ful.

hope4grace said...

Dang you make that look easy....and there is no way I would live through it. I can't even replace a lightbulb without getting a volt!

You go girl!

Jack and Romey said...

You do make it look easy. I really like your light fixtures too.

cndymkr said...

You go girl!
jean

iloveupstate.com said...

I am totally impressed. Electricity scares the karp out of me.

Kathy from NJ said...

You could leave some crumbs on the OUTSIDE of Rechelle's car. The birds will love it and they will leave their thank you notes all over the car.

Vonda said...

Yikes! I am impressed that you dare to not only fool with electricity but on a ladder in your sisters house. I would not tread in those waters in one of my sisters houses. She might turn the power back on while I am working...just for the shock value.

lori said...

very impressive! i am not handy in the least. my husband likes to think he's handy, but after a burned shirt, burned skin, and two shorts (as in electrical shorts) later, i disagree ;-p