Sunday, January 17, 2010

Plugs and Switches!


About 1/2 of our house was wired with two prong plugs. Most old houses were, but we still had two prong plugs in the dining area, and a non-GFIC outlets by the sinks in the bathroom and kitchen. We also had several light switches which were dimmer switches. Dimmer switches are fine, except that CFL bulbs don't work well with dimmer switches.

So on Saturday I switched out most of the outlets and all of the switches. I need to get one more GFIC outlet before I can replace the last pair in the kitchen.



Below is one of Ryan and Calvin's most used Christmas presents. It's a Cars toothbrush holder. They LOVE it. Mostly because when you pull out a toothbrush or press the button on the front it plays 2 whole minutes of rock'n tooth brushing music. (Since that's how long the you're supposed to brush for...or something). They also love that it's LOUD. The only down side is that there's no off switch...and sometimes it starts when you close the door, or the toilet lid, or when someone bumps it while washing their hands in the bathroom.

Wait. What was that soldering iron doing in that picture? Oh that's right. Did I mention you couldn't turn it off? Well, I fixed that too. A quick solder job and an old switch later, and now we can turn it off during nap time. :-)
Seriously...who makes a loud (but fun, and loved by the boys) kids toy with no volume control or way to turn it off?

7 comments:

megan said...

Every toy from every toy company it seems to me! Can I send you a very loud Wonder Pets Flyboat and you can add a switch since you've got that all figured out?

Michael said...

Sure, I could do that. Send it on over. :-)

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

I don't even understand what that means. But you continue to amaze me.

maureen said...

yay! marcy is so smart, she figured out how to work the darn computer!

maureen said...

(8 (: (; <3 =P

maureen said...
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maureen said...

hi guys just trying to get into the techno world. the pix of the plug just reminded me of PAPA! i think that would have been his "2nd Career" You are so talented michael. But anyway please FORWARD ME YOUR EMAIL Because mike and i have a lot of albums (look like black frisbees) we would like to convert to the new age!