We finally got around to hooking up the circuits for the bedroom lights to the circuit breaker in the basement. We also hooked up the dimmer switches in the room, so we now have fully functioning overhead lights! We really should have done this ages ago, but neither Tom and I weren't comfortable fooling with the breaker box without a thorough tutorial from Paul. (Note: in the following pictures, the lights are all dimmed somewhat. It's not nearly as dark as the pictures make it seem).
Having lights means we'll be able to work past dusk. Back to those all-nighters I remember from college. Ha!
Other progress from the past week:
We started trying ot lay down a sheet of OSB to cover the hole in front of the back door, but we discovered a slight hump in one area that we need to plane down before we can do that. And before we can plane it down, we need to remove a few nailheads from where we need to plane. And before we can do that, we want to reinforce the joists with metal joist hangers. Years of settlement and use have caused the joists to separate slightly from the cross-piece. There's another cross-pieces under it that would support it if the nails failed, so it's not a huge issue. We just want to make extra sure, so we'll add L-shaped brackets for additional strength.
Also, Paul finished the plumbing supply lines for the bathroom sinks. We'll hopefully get the shower and tub supply lines done next time, but we want to have the tub and showerheads in-hand for reference as we do it.
We also compiled a roughly 40-item list of things we need to get at Lowes. Most of the items are CPVC fittings that average less than $2 each. But we've also got some high-ticket items, like the tub and drywall. I hope all those little items gain me a little haggling leverage on the tub. If only Mom lived closer. She'd get me that tub for half price or better! Ha!
In the next week:
1. Run wiring for lights in closet and bathroom.
2. Run wiring for GFCI outlets in bathroom, regular outlets in closet.