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Thursday, July 7, 2011
It's a DIY Moment
Next job, a light switch that had no cover. In my quest to update our house, I wanted all the outlets and switches updated to the new square ones. Why be happy with just new doors. My boys, who have long ago moved out, replaced most of these things for me. In the main entryway there is a 3 gang switch. Lots of wires in there, and in the process of replacing things the box in the wall broke. It was so wonky, that new switch plate covers just snapped and broke. I tried everything, but nothing seemed to work. My solution was to hang a quilt over it. That's all great and well, but we really needed to get some kind of cover on the thing. The electrician who worked on my basement suggested I loosen the screws for the 3 switches and allow them to move around a bit. Great idea, and I finally got around to it today. Guess what? It works. :-)
I have become attached to the quilt in the entryway
Still hiding things...
So it stays! But I have the satisfaction of knowing that I managed to fix it myself, and I am feeling pretty proud over it all. Who knew I could do it? :-) Girls, it really isn't as hard as you might think. Just gotta get up the gumption, know who to ask, and how to read directions! Of course how many years did it take me?????
Got anything on your list that you might be able to do yourself????? It's kinda of fun, and the bragging rights go on and on...... Look out Mr Moosestash!
:-) :-) :-)