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So why is it that P words work so nicely in place of other…um…colorful…words?
I went to Home Depot, and bought the shut off valve I wanted for the basement. I was all ready for quick, easy job. I collected all the things I needed, shut off the water, and grabbed the cutter from the bucket of plumbing tools I had. Or so I thought I would. Maybe I should have checked to make sure it really was there before I went to the store. Uggg! I looked all over the back room of the basement, and the garage. No pipe cutter.
So totally not in the mood to go back to the store, and really wanting to get my Tim Taylor on (did I just date myself?) I decided I would go back to the store tomorrow, and fix something else today.
Another round of collecting supplies, and it was time to get started. First I set up my nifty little flood light, and turned off the circuit to the basement ceiling (which controls all the basement lights.)
Then it was time to remove one of the florescent lights I’ve been wanting to replace.
Even though I knew the power was out, I still checked the wires with the circuit tester before I touched them. Always a good plan.
Time to put up one of the light fixtures I had laying around waiting for a new home. Somehow, they got packed without their mounting plates. Ugg again. This time I had no patients for a never ending search, and considering this was just for the basement for a “for now” kind of fix, I just cut a scrap of wood to use in it’s place.
See…works just fine. Now it’s time to connect black to black and white to white.
Ta~da!! And just like my daddy taught me, if you use the right wire~cap~thingies (OK, he taught me the proper name for them, but I forgot,) there is no electrical tape needed. Now just tuck the wires in and flip the circuit back on!
Let there be light! I can actually see at my cutting table now. Very exciting!
As you can see, I have been working on organizing in the basement. There’s still a lot to go, but it’s nice to see some progress.
Wish me luck with the shut off valve tomorrow!
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