Double it

We are still unboxing, still working on those finishing touches of this phase of the remodel.

And so, I decided to eliminate one more box by installing a new light/fan and light switch in the dining room.

The switch was easy. I should have known it would be a harbinger of things to come. The lightbox in the ceiling was too small. Thinking it was attached to a ceiling joist and knowing that section of the roof was going to be nearly impossible to work in, given the steep pitch of the roof, we opted for an old installation of a new 4inch lightbox.

Yeah. Um, someone had already installed one. Which made my the hubbinator’s journey in the attic unnecessary. Except he was already in there and had to make his way out.

Nah, it was the three trips to 3 different DIY stores trying to find a new box the same depth of the old (didn’t happen). And asking if there was an adapter to make a 3inch box into a 4inch box. Not at two places.

But ACE hardware carried one. And so after a fifteen-minute long search for the stupid screw that had fallen to the floor, we managed to get everything up.


I budgeted for 3 hours. It took over 5.

Until next time.


About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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