I’m tired, my hands ache, and the raw skin on my knuckles screams at me each and every time I bump my hands (which is a lot). There were two overhead lights when I started working on this house. I have been adding recessed lights to add some light to the house but to also help keep all available head room – the walls are only seven feet tall. Reaching into walls to pull wires causes me to bump my hands and fingers in many painful ways.
Don’t trust an electrician with soft hands and not a little dirt under his nails!
As I improve this house, I am able to celebrate small victories. Today’s was the (almost) completion of all electrical work in the first phase of this project. The work is complete enough to celebrate, even if it is a little premature. However, these small victories dull my sense of accomplishment on this project, almost like trying to watch a river cut a new channel.
As I pulled the above photo off my phone, I had the opportunity to review the work to date and, admittedly, smiled to myself as I look at all that has been accomplished in 39 days (yes, the house used to be pink):
I probably won’t be ready for guests for the Temple game, but progress is happening.