We have lights! It’s phenomenal! We’ve been walking around in the dark for weeks. It’s so cool to see the lights you picked out and bought online and wonder how they will look. They look great!
Ceiling fans in the bedrooms. I bought Hunter brand. You cannot even hear them running. The electrician (Don at Floener Electric) had the foresight to put the fans and lights on different switches. You can turn on the light and not the fan or the fan and not the light. You only need the chain to change the speed. I know this is a silly thing to get excited over because they make remote control lights and fans now. I think those are stupid. When I can’t get off my butt to turn on a light, I’m in real trouble.
My new favorite thing is dimmer switches! We got four! One is in the living room where we had four ceiling lights installed. Each has two candle tip bulbs and you can dim the entire room. With the seedy glass, it looks really neat and reflects well on the ceiling.
I didn’t want a big gaudy chandelier in the dining room. So I bought a pendant light. That’s the type that drops from the ceiling on a pole instead of a chain. This is also seedy glass. When the glass is clear it looks best to use clear light bulbs. The dining room light will take a 100 watt bulb. It is amazingly bright and I am so glad we put this one on a dimmer. I picture romantic dinners at my mom’s antique dining room table. I need to find someone to share these with though because Don isn’t the slightest bit romantic. (Sigh)
The light in my pantry which you can’t even see unless you go inside and turn around and look over the door is also neat. It looks like an old fashioned lantern. The bulb is called an Edison bulb. Have you heard of these? They look like the light bulb that Thomas Edison invented. All coiled up inside where the light shines. I feel like I am in an old cellar instead of under my stairwell.
|West of the house taken today 11/30.|
|Taken today of the house in the sunshine!|
|Grandma's house behind circle drive|
The two flood lights on the north and south end are controlled both upstairs and downstairs at the window. So if we hear a noise or see a deer or something even better, we can turn on the floodlight and check it out.
I think it is rather obvious but I will state it officially. I am turned on by my lights!