Over at the Hermit Haus, we’d noticed the lighting had become really dim. It felt more dungeon-like than usual, even.
So, Kim and David came over with a ladder to check things out. They put new bulbs in the fixtures, and sure enough it got bright. We are hoping the LED bulbs will be kinder to the electrical system than the regular old ones that were in there before. And it was much more cheerful in the basement after that! So glad they were able to do that favor for us.
What’s That Smell?
We became concerned after they left that there was an odd smell near the newly lighted fixtures. Were they over-heating the circuits? Were we going to burn down the building? We hoped not, since it has the records of our company and two other organizations in it.
Our other theory is that there was dust on some of the fixtures that didn’t have bulbs in them before, and it was just getting heated up and burning off. That would be okay.
Just to be safe, we turned the overhead lights off when we left. We have not heard that the building burned down, so I think we’re okay and won’t have to be based out of the out-building from now on.
Good News for Cooling
We discovered when we turned the air conditioning on for the meeting last Thursday that enough of the cooling came down to the basement that we were fairly comfortable. That will help while we wait on those rewiring and HVAC renovation bids to come in!