Home Renovation Progress at last!

This blog entry is essentially devoid of poker content.  Sorry about that.

My Dad came up to help with the electrical projects.  We took down the old kitchen light fixture, poked a new hole across the room, ran wire between them and installed new new ceiling boxes (as well as reassembled the old light until the new track lighting goes in).  We added an outlet in the new mud room closet where we set up a charging station for all our cameras and cell phones and various gadgets.  That one was a challenge since there were studs everywhere, including some that were inexplicably sideways.  We tore up a chunk of drywall, but fortunately that will be covered by the backsplash, so no real harm there.  It all went so well that we added an additional project to the mix and installed a three way dimmer switch on the mud room lights.  That one was actually a pain in the neck because the wires that were supposed to be plainly labeled as to which was which no the switches and color-coded on the insulation were neither.  They didn’t use standard wire colors and they painted over the switch so you couldn’t read what terminal was what.  To add insult to injury, my multi-meter gave up the ghost.  I was pleased to discover that a new one was only like $14, so not even a small blind.  Once we got a new meter working, it went pretty smoothly from there.  I had to fuss with the switches to get the faceplate to mount properly, but it all looks great now.  We also cleaned up some work in the fusebox from where we removed the old circuit for the electric oven and upgraded the bathroom to a 20 amp circuit.

Even better, the granite guys are bringing our new counter tops Monday!  We have been very eagerly awaiting this day.  Having the counters installed will really change things from feeling like we are living in a construction site to having a new kitchen.  I’m so pleased with how things have gone, I might even play a little poker tonight.

By Nsidestrate

I'm a hard-core limit ring game poker player who is becoming a degenerate sports bettor. I'm sure it will all make more sense if you read on.