We set out Monday on an adventure to go help my mother with some home repairs. Last March she bought a house in "the ghetto" (that's what my kids refer to it as, and it really is, I guess) which she got at a real steal, but naturally was in need of much repair. We did a lot of work on it prior to her moving in with the idea that we would return occasionally to help her with more repairs as time and money allowed. We have a long list this trip and planned to stay for at least a week.
First day, we started cleaning out the attic as it still had a bunch of 'junk' left in it from the previous owners.
Among the pieces of broken furniture and an old ice cream churn, we found these
My husband put them all in the trash pile, but while he wasn't looking, I snagged a few to browse during the trip back home (sneaky, sneaky!) They are all from the early seventies.
I'll post pictures of the 'goodies' on the inside another time.
So, after the attic was cleaned there needed to be some light.
I used these supplies
and did this
Hurrah! Let there be light!!
I even installed a light switch right at the top of the stairs so it's easy for Mom to reach right away.
I'm starting to miss my sewing machine!