The Cross House
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To me, when a room in an old house is rewired, and all the wiring is done, there is a special moment JUST before the electricity is turned on, a moment filled with anticipation…and anxiety.
Will everything work?
Then — drum roll, please — the switch is flipped, and the overhead light…springs to glowing life!!!!!!!!
This is always an incredible rush. One feels God-like. I HAVE CREATED LIGHT! And the room suddenly feels…alive. It’s alive! It has electricity coursing through its walls and ceilings!
Today, after three long and hard days, Justin and I finished fully rewiring the round bedroom.
Today, the round bedroom has all new outlets, new wiring to the chandelier, new wiring to the locations of the original gas/electric sconces, and even — squee! — new futuristic cable for the computer and phone and TV.
So, I am pleased to announce that, as of today, the round bedroom, its visual condition notwithstanding, is…alive.