Odd phenomenon

Posted by Nate in Home Improvements.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2005 at 9:04 pm

There seems to be a direct relationship between the amount of light in a room and the amount of dirt in the room – that is, the more light, the more dirt. Some would argue that the dirt was already there, but empirical evidence at this point leads me to believe that the extra light somehow created the dirt. Stranger things have happened.

But as you can see from the pictures, good news! I finally got the last (planned) recessed light in place, a Halo H27RICT (Remodel Insulation Contact air-Tight). It was a struggle – the plaster and lath once again put up a fight and the wire I’d left in place was just 6" too short. Crap. But I got it all in place, fired it up, and stood back in awe of how amazingly dirty our kitchen had gotten. Maybe these lights weren’t such a good idea… (just kidding)

Anyway, isn’t that wall just crying out for something? I’m thinking some floating shelves, hopefully ones that will match the existing cabinets. That oughta keep me busy… (after I finish the insulation work in the attic and do all the paint touchup)

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2 Responses to “Odd phenomenon”

  1. Rick Says:

    That’s pretty funny about the dirt. I get the same feeling when we take on a room and I am trying to fix up every little scratch or make the baseboard perfect. I think to myself, I didn’t even see these things before, but now that I’m down on my hands and kness and really looking… But anyway, it always looks better later when you’re all done and is worth the effort. But you may be right, the new light somehow may have created that dirt you see. Its awesome you are doing so many cool things in your house. I’ll be interested to hear your strategy for the floating shelves.

  2. M Says:

    I really liked seeing the pictures of your nice, bright kitchen. I dind’t see a speck of dirt :-)
    You work fast – you’ve gotten so much done in the last few weeks. And Karen too, sounds like school and work are keeping her plenty busy.