Mudcat Café message #4018041 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4018041
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
08-Nov-19 - 07:18 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
The light in the laundry room was too dim so I took back the new bulb and wasn't able to find any to fit it that are brighter, so I picked up another fixture like the new LED light in the front hall (after the ceiling replacement). When I took down the old fixture the junction box under it crumbled; it was in bad shape in 2002 when I had a new one put up there, and the electrician got it to stay in place with really long screws, but since then the bakelite-like fixture became too brittle. Most of it seemed to fall down my neckline when I moved the fixture. Junction boxes are inexpensive, and I'm hoping that $3 replaces easily on a solid surface. I don't want to have to call the electrician.

The vacuum is still not in prime shape, so after running a rope with a rag through to hose to completely empty it again I took it apart. I found a message about losing suction if not routinely cleaning out various filters, so I pulled and washed them and they're now drying (out of reach of any puppies that would destroy them). I have company coming weekend after next (Mudcatters!) so I want to get a jump on this dust and dog hair.

That same visit is inspiring organization of some of the stuff on my dining room table and sunroom.