¬†Ooh! By 3 p.m. I had new lights. Still have to get the right bulbs for the cans, and fix ceiling, but it looks good. A few holes won’t bother us while we work.
My number of items made this year count is suffering from all the house renovations. But I am so glad to be doing this.

Big Surprise

I woke up today to the sound of holes being sawed in the kitchen ceiling. Now we have 5 of them. Rick decided to put up the new ceiling light, and 2 recessed can lights. He has to drill through 3 joists to do the wiring, and mount the new electrical box, and run wires to the new can lights. I have 5 women coming for a three day sewing and art adventure on Thursday.
I’m sure it will be usable before then. I am confident that we wouldn’t have stayed married for 42 years, if he didn’t know it had to be usable by then. Not completely finished. It takes time to repair holes in drywall. And it will look great when it’s all done. The fixture he’s replacing is a fluorescent square, mounted on the ceiling. Now we’ll have a lovely curvy fixture over the island, and 2 cans. So the floor looks great, and soon the ceiling will too.
Also, my daughter, who is off work this week, brought over paczkis today. They were from Benny’s’ Bakery, and were quite delicious. That was a nice surprise.

Home maintenance

We are having our kitchen/laundry floor replaced with hardwood, a very long overdue necessity. It looks fabulous already. But I can’t work in the resulting disarray. The refrigerator is next to the front door, the washer is in the family room, everything from the laundry room and closet and pantry is in the living and dining rooms. My little old dog needs to sit on my lap, he is blind and fearful of the noise. And he can’t navigate anywhere, all his normal paths are blocked.
So I am playing on Pinterest, reading magazines, making phone calls, and providing a lap for him to make his nest. I expect to be moving everything back into place late today, and able to make something tomorrow. Fingers crossed.