Friday, February 8, 2013

Sleeping with both eyes shut tonight...

I was using my hairdryer a few months ago  and smoke started filtering out the outlet. I quickly shut off the  dryer. We knew something needed to be done, but rewiring the whole mobile home wasn't an option. It would have cost more than it was worth.  So we hired an electrician to put  a "band aid" on the  problem until we could save up enough to have the pigtails put on.

At 7:30 AM this morning this white van drove up in front of our house with Jay Bentley at the wheel, ready to go to work. Our Mobile home is a 1968. Back then, all the wiring was aluminum. Not even up to code these days.  So every outlet, every light switch, now have copper pigtails,


All the fluorescent and ballasts were replaced with the latest up to code ones

Busy at work, not even taking a break. Jay had help today, Kevin did the wall switches and outlets, Jay did the ladder work and Joe.......well he was the gopher and he moved all the furniture out and back.

 
Jay also pigtailed all the outdoor plugs, fixed the porch lights and the yard light at the end of the awning. It stayed on 24/7. Now it goes off at day light.

This was the original light fixture in the dining room. I accidentally broke one of the glass fixtures on it and we could not find a replacement. I didn't like how it looked hanging from the ceiling anyway sooo..

Now we have a new light fixture. We also replaced the hanging lights in Viola's bathroom with a 4 light bar over the mirror. She also has new "daylight" florescents" in her bedroom which makes it much easier for her to see to work on her puzzles and read her books.
So now you understand why we will sleep with both eyes shut tonight. Working smoke alarms, and safe wiring. Thank you Jay Bentley for coming all the way from the Gaston area (almost an hours drive) to make our home safer.