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Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Monday came and for some reason I woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep – I finally got up at 6:40am – very early for me. With all the major projects done, the smaller ones ruled the day. Took a small TV up and checked out the cable connection in the guest bedroom – our bedroom when we are here. The connection and TV worked, so I left them in place, for our ‘small’ enjoyment – 9 inch screen.

In various rooms, pictures have been hung, as were some shelves and even other devices by which things are hung – basically a hanger. But can you really ‘hang’ a hanger on a wall or would it be installed on, attached to or affixed to the said building partition? Possibly it might be better to state this by the type attachment that is used for the affixation – such as being nailed, screwed, glued, stapled and even straight pinned to a wall.

Earlier action, not narrated at the time, is the malfunctioning double switch that controlled the ceiling fan/light over the bonus room. The problem was that the fan and light came on together and with either switch. The way the wiring was designed was that one switch was supposed to work only the light and the other only the fan. The switches were taken apart and found to be properly wired, as was the lighting part of this ceiling device.

Upon taking the whole fixture loose from the ceiling, both switch wires were found to be spliced to both the fan and the light wire. These were then separated and spliced to their proper switch wire and the device then worked as it should – it was not properly installed to begin with and had evidently never worked right – strange.

Everything was in place before and was working after a fashion, but not as designed. Reminds me a little of marriage and family – things God established – but many folks strive to run these by their own rules – instead of God’s way. When we don’t go by God’s rules, we don’t know the full joy of anything in which we are involved. ec


Blogger Tim Rice said...

A lesson well taught.

8/16/2006 07:52:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

tim rice - A lesson that was learned the hard way - but thanks to the Lord it has been learned. ec

8/16/2006 09:51:00 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

Reading and following directions cn be useful.

Transportation solved but still not perfect. Working on fractions with one child, simple equations with another.

Thanks for the comment.

8/16/2006 11:35:00 PM  
Blogger Bonita said...

Yes, it takes some practice and a few mistakes, but all of us generally 'see the light'.

8/17/2006 01:18:00 AM  
Blogger adannells said...

I definitely agree that when we try to fix things our way instead of going to the Lord they never turn out right. Sometimes we learn the lesson the hard way. I am so thankful for our Lord Who forgives and patiently leads us in the right direction. :)

8/17/2006 03:26:00 AM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Mr Eddie ~~ Wow, you have done such a lot of different jobs whcih is a terrific help for your daughter and her family. They would have paid a small fortune if you had not been able
to do them. Meanwhile you are all having an enjoyable time together.
Take care, Merle.

8/17/2006 05:40:00 AM  
Blogger mreddie said...

granny - Yes, can be useful indeed. If I were helping with homework it would have to be simple equations for a fact.

bonita - The mistakes and falling teach us not to go those ways again - hopefully.

adannells - There have been times in my past that I would not have put up with me if I were God - but He still loved and forgave, and is always good.

merle - Money couldn't buy the amount of satisfaction received from doing these things for my family. Plus the joy of just being with them. ec

8/17/2006 09:00:00 AM  

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