Sunday, November 16, 2008

Accountant = Electrician??

We had nice weekend. Just the normal bumming around and cooking out. I like it when there's not too much going on. Just the fam!

After taking Olivia to a build-a-bear party, I came home to this.

Robert had tools everywhere attempting to rewire a 4-plug socket in the kitchen, into a 2-plug/disposal switch combo.

You can kinda see the spark in this picture.

I'm not exactly sure what time he started this project, but he finished right when we were putting the kids to bed. Had to be around 4 or 5 hours that he had been working on this.

He even blew out power to the entire house several times!!! hahaha

He was getting pretty frustrated at one point and kept saying, "I'm a degreed accountant and I can't figure out how to wire a light socket!!!!!"

Finally, after dinner, he ran downstairs to flip the switch and said , "CROSS YOUR FINGERS!" He flipped the switch and nothing happened! :-) (that was a good sign!)

Voila! My nice neat disposal socket. It really beats the plug sitting on my counter that I had to plug in every time I wanted to run the disposal!

My husband is pretty awesome! He can do anything!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lindsay, you might remember me from high school (used to be Katherine Hicks, graduated '01). I found your blog through a friend's and I've been LOVING it! I've started doing the CVS thing and clipping more coupons... and I'm starting to ramble. Anyway, I had to comment when I saw the electrician thing, hilarious! My husband spent three summers in college as an electrician's apprentice which has been so useful. He put a new chandelier in our kitchen dining area this weekend and we were both wondering "how do you do that if you don't know what to do?" I'm glad your husband was able to figure it out. I'm very familiar with the whole house getting blacked out thing. Jason insisted on replacing all the plugs and switches which was really good because the previous owner wired them wrong! I'm starting to ramble again; I tend to do that. I just wanted to say that I understand how you felt and how much I enjoy your blog!
    Katherine (Hicks) Bednasek


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