Greetings to all! It's me, Maggie! Since Cam and I are of the Working Breed persuasion, it should come to no surprise to any of you to hear that the two of us worked all weekend! It was a huge task, one we'd never tackled before, and it was a smashing success!
It began with some trips to the store, Dad lugging a big ladder into the house, and gathering up some tools. Oh. And a long walk to "get the girls tired
" -- whatever that means. Anyway, let's get working!
What we did was change out 87 million ceiling light fixtures! Or twenty four. What's in a number?
Dad did the ladder part:
|"Mom? Aren't you going to steady the ladder?"|
Wanting to put safety first, I offered my services at holding the ladder.
|"Dad? Want me to hold the ladder? Safety first!"|
Mom said she would do it.
|"I'm not sure she's doing it right, Cam."|
"Just stay here, Little One. Dad will be fine."
Sorry the photos are a bit dark. Apparently you shouldn't have the lights on when you're swapping out fixtures.
Dad kept moving the ladder all over the kitchen.
|"You're not going to drop drywall stuff into our water bowls, are you?"|
For the record, Mom washed our bowls and gave us fresh water after we moved from the location.
We also went downstairs and swapped out all the fixtures in the inner part of Mom's Studio, in the Gallery, and in the Library!
Mom did this part:
Dad did this part:
|Removal and installation|
And I did this part:
|Taking chunks out of an industrial-strength KONG|
What? It's not like that's easy!!!
Oh. And Cammie was on Guard Duty upstairs. Oddly enough, she looked very well-rested when we got back up there.
Meanwhile, back in DIY Central ...
|"HEY! I have an idea!"|
Yeah, OK, that would have been funnier with a regular incandescent bulb. You get the picture, though.
I made an interesting discovery while we were working downstairs!
|"Where has THIS one been hiding!?!?"|
I had no idea. Mom's been holding out on me. Apparently, we have an Oreck canister vacuum that stays down there. After we were done changing light fixtures downstairs, Mom used it to police up after us ... then I got to be vacuumed
a bit. I'm sure if Cammie had realized what she was missing out on, she would have joined us! ...or not.
Anyway, having completed our tasks in the downstairs and on the main level, Dad headed up to the top floor and replaced a few fixtures up there! When he was done, he brought the ladder back down to the living room. He and Mom discussed what we were going to tackle next.
|"Hey, Mom. Dad's going to need a bigger ladder if we do anything in here!"|
Well, it's true.
Mom and Dad decided that was enough for the weekend. I must admit, I was a tiny bit tired from all the work - as was Cam. Oh. Right. Mom and Dad might have been, too.
Anyway - what a productive weekend! And it feels great making a bunch of improvements to Ao4 Headquarters! Job well done, everyone!
I hope you got the most out of your weekend, too!