We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you "The Hole Incident".
I mentioned that the studio could benefit from some more lighting, and inquired about how difficult it would be. The electrical engineer jumped on this..and said that he'd check but didn't think it'd be a problem. He wanted to drill in the attic to see if there was an open space above my desk (which has its own roof line..it sort of juts out the back of the house..like a bay window..but not.) Ok so this should have been my first red flag..but I said ok (like an idiot.)
My sister was over and we were working on a project of hers (read: working at the desk) Jonathan was drilling in the attic. It was sounding horrible. Just as I had the thought "Hmm that drilling is sounding awfully close..." CRASH..or something like it...
This happened. I didn't think to get a picture of just the hole before it was patched, but you can see the problem...a random hole in the ceiling. Oh yeah, and all sorts of plaster on my desk.
There were words exchanged (not nice ones) and lots of cleaning on his part. He decided that he shouldn't have done whatever he was doing up there (really?) But that there is in fact a space above the desk and that we could install some lighting.
He could hardly wait to get started. So on Sunday we went and picked out a fixture and got the tools to do the job.
This is a room that has too much stuff in it...
Oh yeah, and it's night time..and we didn't have any power. Which I suppose is a blessing because electrocution doesn't sound like a good time.
That's the beginnings of a 5 inch hole for the fixture...the first hole was almost right...almost. The anxiety was at an all time high here...you can't come back from a 5 inch hole in a plaster ceiling...you just can't.
At least this story has a happy ending. Except for the patching that needs to be finished on the first "mistake" hole.
JRo Productions now has a kick ass light fixture above the desk.
Yes, admiring his work.
But it beats the pants off the light that was available before..crafting after hours was miserable.
I do have a few more things to bring you, and we'll return to your regular programming tomorrow.