Weekend Update

Abby picked our this chandelier last weekend as a Mother's Day present for herself. Installing it today was a complicated chore. Of note: the bulbs are 20,000-hour LED lights.
Abby picked our this chandelier last weekend as a Mother’s Day present for herself. Installing it today was a complicated chore. Of note: the bulbs are 20,000-hour LED lights.

Friday was Ada’s annual Cruisin’ Main event, in which people cruised like they did in high school, and showed off their cars. My editor wanted me to get on the roof of one of the buildings above the event at Main and Rennie, but all week I had zero luck trying to get anyone to let me onto a roof. Once I was downtown, though, I noticed that Shaw Center was open so people could use the restroom, and I happen to know how to get onto their roof. The problem solved itself.

At my request, Abby and I watched Taxi Driver on Netflix today, which, despite its legend, Abby and I had never seen. It was as good as its accolades promised.

Abby then watched The Road, during which I was making lunch and doing a couple of other things, but I saw some of it, and it was okay. Abby liked it more than I did.

For much of the afternoon, while Abby napped, I installed a new chandelier in her dressing room. The electrical part was pretty straightforward. What took over an hour was hanging each glass drop from tiny chains. Each drop had a tiny brass loop that I had to unbend with a small needle-nosed pliers. It was decorating a tiny, stubborn Christmas tree.

Presently I am slamming Emergen-C vitamin water.

The material on the roof of these downtown Ada buildings look like snow. It turns out that if you are me, people seem to have no trouble at all letting you climb stuff to get pictures.
The material on the roof of these downtown Ada buildings look like snow. It turns out that if you are me, people seem to have no trouble at all letting you climb stuff to get pictures.
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  1. My wife keeps asking me to lower the dining room chandelier so the light is more “intimate” over the table. I do. Then I bump my head on it three or four days in a row, just leaning over the table, and so I raise it back up. I imagine this cycle will continue until I’m too disabled to raise/lower the light (because neither of us will give up).

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