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You Light Up My Life

By on Apr 24, 2012

Yesterday, I mentioned that I had a fun outdoor surprise to show you.  But then the boys worked late last night and it turns out I have all sorts of fun things to show you!

Bob the Builder gets 100% credit for this detail, because neither one of us would have ever thought about it or known how to get our paws on it.  But Bob thought we might like a light in the front of the house, so he got a salvaged light pole and globe from a bridge in my hometown.



I wasn’t able to be there to watch it go up, but it looks like it involved some pretty heavy lifting.

That’s Bob the Builder there on the left.  And my D.  Using his muscles.  Rarr.

You know what I just realized I don’t know?  How he gets the globe up there.. We’ve got it in a box in the basement and it’s big!  Hmm..

And while we’re on the subject of lights – we’ve got some inside now!

The glass insulater pendant lights that D made are hanging in the kitchen.

The Edison light I was debating got purchased and installed in the dining area.

We think we eventually want to get an antler chandelier for the living area, but hadn’t gotten around to that yet, so Bob was good enough to get this one for us.  I like it.  Even though we apparently only had one light bulb on hand?  Hehe..

The stairway leading to the basement is illuminated now, so I shouldn’t fall down the stairs.

And remember the lanterns D turned into lights?


And guess what else? 

They were very busy boys!  And I am one very excited girl!


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