You know you live in a really old house when you have more than two extension cords in one room and all of your windows are propped open with wooden spoons.
Such is the case here, yet slowly but surely we are adding more electrical outlets around each room.
In order for my studio to be more functional and work with all my needs, I desperately needed more electrical outlets. When I started in this room, we had only one outlet that worked and two that were dead. No work-y. Luckily, my charming husband is an Electrician and was able to step in and help me out, though not without frustrations.
Sean started over where I wanted my design table to go. He cut a hole where I wanted the outlet to be, and used one of those 38 inch long drill bits to drill a hole down to the basement. Then he was able to run the electric through the basement and over to the breaker box.
Getting the outlet box and the outlet placed was frustrating. The plaster was not forgiving and started to crumble all around the outlet. We used what seemed like a ton of spackling to fill the hole, and “fix” the plaster. Things happen. We get that, but my wish for 3 outlets in that area was changed to just one.
And my very charming, always up for a challenge, Electrician of a husband brought home a solution that put the want of 3 outlets to shame, 8 times over.
With this 4 foot electrical strip has 16 outlets letting me plug things in until my heart’s desired. I can have my sewing machine going, and my hot glue gun on stand by; my over-head lights on and my colored pencil sharpener at the ready. And there’s still available outlets to plug in to.
Now that’s electric!
And as for the other two no work-y outlets, Sean fixed those too! The man is certainly a saint in my book, and always helps to light me up.
Should I tell him I have a couple old lamps that need rewiring??