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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor

April

The Architect

Clay

One of my many skilz

I can install light fixtures. Don’t worry, there’s no fear of me putting any electricians out of business. It took me an entire day to hang two with not having the correct tools and making two trips to the hardware store, one trip was to spend $.18 on four screws because it’s strangely impossible to find four screws in a house full of construction workers. Oh, and did I mention I also electrocuted myself? Like I said, no fear that I’ll become the next greatest electrician.

Why did I have to hang the fixtures when the electrician, Larry (whom I keep wanting to call Earl, he just looks like an Earl to me), was on the premises? Well, because Earl, uh I mean Larry had a pacemaker put in a month ago and isn’t supposed to lift his arms above his head. He’s still looking a bit peaked, so I didn’t mind. He also didn’t make me feel retarded when I said, “Dang, I don’t think I got the wires connected, the lights aren’t on.” He just simply walked over and flipped the switch. See? That’s why he gets paid the big money. But, he was pushing his luck a bit when he asked, “When ya gonna get those ceiling fans in?” I think he may have presumed that I actually am a professional light fixture installer.

Looky at that purty fixture. I tell ya, having me around can be right handy sometimes.

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