Our conference room was becoming more and more dim. You couldn’t see a thing, because the overhead fixture a) was blocked by the new air conditioning duct and b) was growing dimmer and dimmer (either it’s the weird electrics here or Mandi has some special powers).Continue reading Hermann says please like and share!
Lighting was the focus for this week’s Washington update. We’re getting ready for phase 3 of the project, too, so Lee and Cody met on that, which is really why we went there. We are all more than ready to see how the exterior paint comes out and to see a door that doesn’t look like burglars just left (we think a dog did the scratches).
But mostly Mandi and I hung around with James and talked about lighting, not falling off of tall towers, and people we knew who did fall down from buildings.
As for the lighting, everything seems to work, which is always a real bonus, right? Plus, we had to have a bit of fun, because it IS allowed occasionally. Continue readingHermann says please like and share!
Oh the beginning can sometimes be dark and mysterious. It doesn’t have to be. We have the technology to make it not dark. Oh yes we do!
New light fixtures in the church are an absolute must! There were some fluorescent fixtures in the basement that had scary wires to say the least. Once the drop ceiling came off and we could see, it didn’t take long to realize we had to replace these old fixtures, quick and in a hurry!
So we called in David and Kim. I ordered and received new lights, and away Dave and Kim went! Until they hit a snag. Then they got going, hit a snag, then got going, etc.
This is just a really old church. When we start digging into the “meat” of the plumbing, electrical, and so on, we are seeing an outdated system. It was probably quite modern and safe when first installed, but years have taken their toll on the work that was done. We know just by counting the (small) number of outlets that it is outdated, most likely at least a decade, maybe two.
It is apparent that over the years, several people have stepped in to keep this place going with whatever expertise and resources that were available. It has truly been a labor of love for the past congregations, who we thank for doing their absolute best to keep this church going! We have it from here, and it is a labor of love for us as well. We promise to take care of her.Hermann says please like and share!
Since we are probably going to fix up the upper floor on the Hermit Haus first, we’ve been working to make the lower level less ugly and more like an actual office.
We did a lot last week for that baby shower, but we’re still working on little touches. We think we have the “waiting area” (or the napping area) looking quite welcoming. We’ve also created a “Victorian Corner” where some of the things we will probably use when we renovate across the street are showcased. Thanks to my sister for the cool chair, and to Kim for the snazzy lamp. We’ll be doing more as time goes on.
We will also want the outside homey, of course, and in that vein, we picked out colors for the exterior! We even got little paint pots to test them out. The lightest color will be all the trim, the medium gray is the top half of the building and the dark gray is the bottom of the building. All doors will be RED. That’s Hermann the Hermit’s favorite color, you know.
This weekend David’s been working on the electrical setup. We know the whole place will be rewired eventually, but we figured it would be good to eliminate any dangerous wiring ahead of time. He somehow has managed to work out how all the old and newer wiring is organized, so now it’s safe to install different lighting than those unattractive fluorescent lights. We got some inexpensive ceiling lights that will go in and make the basement happier without breaking the bank.
We’ll show you that when it’s all done!Hermann says please like and share!
Hi everyone! This post is a collaboration between me and Mandi. That let us hang out a bit before I go to scenic Irving, Texas to hang out with people from my previous career.
Anyway, Chris and Garry were busy this week and got all the light fixtures installed, and they are getting ready for the air conditioner installation. We are really happy to see the lights, because they make it look more like a real house! They make the empty white box look a lot more like a country home! Their rustic qualities will look great with the kitchen cabinets that Mandi and her dad are going to put in.
But whoops, we realize that one of the fixtures we bought is not there. The lovely dining room fixture! The big fan is where it should go. Mandi says Chris was wondering why there was one open fan box. That’s because one fixture didn’t get installed. It’s in the warehouse at the office, along with part of the master bathroom vanity. Those need to get moved.
Uh, back to the rustic stuff. Even the inexpensive doors we put in look nice with all the dark accents. (By the way, Mandi WILL replace the doors once those darn kids are older and less destructive.)Hermann says please like and share!