Lights and Music

A couple weeks before our new little bundle of joy arrived, Jason got busy tackling some of the odd projects on his to-do list.  First on the agenda was the light in our breakfast nook:

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It was obviously about a foot too far to the left, leading to more than one head injury, so we needed to relocate the electrical box to the next ceiling joist.

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I thought this was going to be a huge pain, but it actually only took a couple hours on a Saturday morning.  After turning off the breaker, Jason removed the light (it’s a Filament Pendant from Restoration Hardware) and capped the wiring.  Then, he used the saw-zaw to cut a hole in the ceiling abutting the next ceiling joist (our joists are 16″ apart).

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He then added new wiring to extend the electric to the junction box that he drilled into the joist.

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After fishing the wiring through the mounting plate that came with our light fixture, we got to repairing the original hole with a drywall patch:

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Then we spackled over the patch and sanded it smooth.  The final step was stripping the wiring to connect the light:

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We definitely killed a few brain cells banging our head into the oddly placed light, so the new placement was more than worth the effort:

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Ahhh, much better.  Now I can get back to feeding this little one:

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Georgia is 10 days old today and growing like a weed.  At her last doctor’s appointment they said she was gaining 2.5 ounces a day (they hope for 1 oz), so we have a healthy baby, although that makes a very tired Mama.

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