Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Another Project Started and Finished!!

Just when I thought we had all the projects done around our place down here in Arizona, another one hit me! While Ms. Pat was over shopping for groceries at Costco a while back, I was over looking through the stuff in the Hardware department.   I spotted a cool (get that, cool) ceiling fan. We had been talking about a ceiling fan on the screened-in porch.  So, when she came over to find me, I told her to look at the neat fan they had on sale for $99.00. She liked it, too, so we loaded it into the cart.

As we headed for home, Ms. Pat said “You know as long as we are going to put up one fan, I think we should put up another one in the bedroom”.  I think that little occasion when the A/C didn’t work for two nights when it was so hot, got her to thinking.  I knew we had to go right by both Lowe's and Home Depot on the way out of town.  I knew sure as shooting she was gonna want to stop and look at some more fans……. Dang, what have I started?!!!
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Just look what we brought home, we shopped for Fans, Fans and more Fans! Our necks were getting sore from looking up at fans.  We picked up a couple more at Lowe's.  OK, lets get out of here. I’m ready to get home.   After we got all loaded up and started to head out, Ms. Pat said “I would like to look and see what Home Depot has”.    "What?  Why", I asked.  Well she says “I’m just thinking”.  Uh Oh, when she says that I know I’m in trouble.  I never know what she is thinking and I usually don’t ask. :-) She said, “I never have liked that fan in our living room."  I said, "Why?"  First of all, it's white and I don't like that white fan in there, it just doesn’t do the place justice”.   It doesn’t???   I never noticed. :-)

Then she found a fan that she just loved.  "Wow", she said, "that would look so good in the living room."  It would??  Hmmm, ya maybe it would. She tells me the fan in the living room would look good in the utility room, so we could move it there and put this beautiful one in it's place. Wow, my head started spinning as she continues saying, “We can put the one we got at Lowes on the Porch and, and this other one here in the bedroom.  I couldn’t take anymore, I told her to go for it.  If she was going to do that, then I was going over and get one of those metal doors for the patio.  I took off for the door section.  Soon here she came with a buggy all filled with fans.  I had a door picked out, but I told her she didn’t leave me any room in the basket for a door, so we better go.  She says. “No, as long as we are going to have Rich install all these fans, he just as well hang a new door, too”! So, we got a bigger flat bed cart for the door! Finally, we were headed 50 miles home….good thing we have a Pickup truck!

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First James put the one up on the Porch, while Rich was up in the attic doing the wiring. These guys built this house so they know all about it.  Boy, it must have been 120* up in that attic. For once, I was glad I was too old to do this stuff anymore! For years and years, I wouldn’t have thought of hiring it done, I would have done it myself. This is a 70" fan and should do a good job of stirring the air. 
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Then, they took the one out of the living room and put it in the utility room.   Whew, Ms. Pat was right, this white fan didn’t look good in the living room at all!! But it looks a lot better here…….. I never even paid any attention but Ms. Pat is real sharp on that kind of stuff.
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Now that’s more like it. This is the one she chose for the living room.  Wow, it sure does look a lot better!!  Imagine that white fan here, it didn’t look good at all. This one is neat! It has wrought iron on it and goes perfectly with the other furniture.  If you look closely, you'll see Ms Megabyte2 asleep in her little bed. :-)
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This is the one she chose for our bedroom.  Now that looks COOL, too, doesn’t it? Get it? (cool)…Smile

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We had an older fan that Rich gave us last year to put on the porch and we never got it installed, so we decided to put it in my shop since we bought a bigger one for the porch.  Here is Rich installing it.  The shop has no A/C.   It is well insulated but this fan will help keep the air moving in here, too.  Now I will be cool, while I’m reloading our bullets.

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Rich even got my new Patio door installed…….now even that is COOL!!

Our projects never end where ever we are but I hope that’s it for a while, at least until we get back to Custer. :-) I’m sure proud we did it and glad I started it all.

It is a GREAT WEEK!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and hurry back…

Mike

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17 comments:

All Because Two People Fell In Love said...

I love all the fans and especially the door. It all looks great.
Love & Hugs
Your kids

Jerry and Suzy said...

It's easy to see that Ms Pat is a great fan of fans! Good choices on all of them, and hurrah for you not doing the work yourself. I'm pretty much at that point too.

Jim and Sandie said...

Wow - when you decide on a project - it really is a PROJECT. But I have always loved ceiling fans and those look wonderful (er cool).

Rene' and Jeanette Genereux said...

Very cool fans that will certainly help keep things more comfortable. Hmmm...I think I am going to go pick up one or two for our own home.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Hope all your projects are done until you get to S.Dakota. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

FANtasticly COOL project I'd say. Your place may now be known in the neighborhood as, The House Of Fans.
May the cool breezes wafting overhead keep you cool while in your bed.
May the living room fan of brown keep you cool when you get back from town.
And with the utility room being white, the fan switch decision turned out to be quite right.
Now, in your shop you had better not drop, any gunpowder on the floor.
Because the big wind from above will come along down & blow it all right out the door:))

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

You two crack us up. You go from ONE fan to FOUR in a matter of minutes. They all look lovely. I especially like the one in the bedroom.
They door looks great...very stylish. Enjoy your new cool rooms.

kcgaz said...

Enjoy those new fans, they look great. May even cause you to decide to stay in Arizona for our nice summer :)

Judy and Emma said...

One fan or four fans, it sounds like you got off easy. All you had to do was drive Ms. Pat around so she could pick them out! :)

Ruth said...

I have 5 ceiling fans in our home. They really do help tremendously with circulating the air and helping with both the A/C and the heat. We reverse their direction depending on whether it's for cold or hot.

Sue said...

My husband and I had a good laugh over this. The fans all look great and so does the door. May as well do it all at once rather than drag it out and with summer coming fans are going to come in handy.

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Did you have them in in time for the 100 degree weekend? Or is that what prompted all of this? At least it will be cool from here on out!

Paul Weaver said...

Careful....don't turn all those fans on at once....it could blow you away!

Seriously, they look great!

Elaine said...

love the fans...and love love the door...there are always projects when you have a house...I love ceiling fans they help move the air around i never shut them down..

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Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

Wow!! Is that what you call the "FAN" snowball effect?? :)

Enjoy those new fans!! Should help keep things cool!!