Monday, June 25, 2012

The Sky is Falling!

"The sky is falling, the sky is falling!" said Little Chick.

"Not really," said Mr. Q., "it's just the lights. They are falling from the ceiling."

What?!! This happened recently, not just once, but twice. Three times if you count the time it was fixed and the fix didn't hold.

Seriously, who has their kitchen lights falling down for no good reason? We do.

(Redneck home remodel. Notice the plug-in in the ceiling? Our temp fix for stealing the other light to help light the kitchen. Also notice the missing ceiling wood work and floor portion where the bar was removed.)

(See the two squares on the ceiling? That's where two ceiling lights fell off...See the night light? And the lamp on top of the fridge? Again, temp fix until we decide on the solution. Yes? You can be creative on a budget.)

We are in the midst of updating and remodeling (at a modest level, mostly paint). The kitchen is last, and we haven't touched much in that room. We were, however, forced to touch it. Since two of the ceiling lights fell off.

Our kitchen is a galley, with one tiny window (under the back porch) for natural lighting. Every other source of dastardly placed luminescence provides the light for cooking and cleaning. Some days it has been a challenge. Even more so since two lights are missing. We even had to snitch the one over the dining room table (around the corner, did not help the kitchen area) and put it in the most central part of the room.

As we've redecorated, we've solved problems as they arose. It's been a step by step thing. Do this. Figure out that. Finish this. Oh, gotta consider that. This has been going on since we bought our new (old) home 2 1/2 years ago. A round of applause for our patience though. We are working at a slow pace, as money and time allows. Really - I am amazed that I could tolerate living with paint splotches all over the bedroom, kitchen, and living room walls since before spring break! Let's not talk about the missing floorboard, ceiling wiring, and holes due to removing the ugly and space/traffic flow blocking bar ages ago. That's waaaayyyy down the list.

Still, for every problem solved and project completed, at least three more become apparent. As in the lights falling from the ceiling. It seems like we will be doing this forever!

Speaking of forever, I am so glad I don't have to worry about eternal fix-it-up projects. I've won the FREE Upgrade for Eternity Package. The Sweepstakes for All Afterlife. Forget Publishers Clearing House. This prize package is valued at priceless. Literally priceless. He gave HIS LIFE, The LIGHT, for my free gift.

The Light is all complete. No remodeling necessary. This Light never goes out. Always works. Stays in style. Does not need updating. Does not use electricity. Costs nothing. Illuminates with perfection.

Read all about it in The Book. THE Book. The Light of Life.

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." (John 8:12).

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