We’re wired!

As you know from our Give it the Juice post, the electrical wiring running through our little nest was a Grade A death trap extremely unsafe.  So, we made the decision to replace every last wire, outlet, and switch.  Enter our amazingly talented brother in law, Jamie.

Jamie is a Captain with the Greenville Fire Department by day, but he has the skills and experience to wire an entire house and, for that (and him!), we are grateful.

Here are some shots of Jamie and his handy work:

Jamie has all the fancy tools— he didn't even need a ladder to drill holes in the ceiling joists!

Jamie has all the fancy tools— he didn’t even need a ladder to drill holes in the ceiling joists!

Great Room can lights are in!

Great Room can lights are in!

Butler's Pantry, too!

Butler’s Pantry, too!

Switches!

Switches!

It was super tricky to rewire the second floor bonus space because we did not want to remove the paneling to open up the walls like in the downstairs space. We don't know how Jamie did it, but we are impressed!

It was super tricky to rewire the second floor bonus space because we did not want to remove the paneling to open up the walls like in the downstairs space.  We don’t know how Jamie did it, but we are impressed!

Our minds are blown... how does anyone make sense of so many wires???

Genius at work!  Our minds are blown… how does anyone make sense of so many wires???

So, now that our little nest is wired, we have to schedule an initial inspection and once we pass, we will be able to come back and add in the switches and outlets, etc.

Considering that we have never seen our house with the lights on, this is a huge deal.  We can’t wait to be able to hook up the power and see her with the brights on.  Feels good to be one step closer!  🙂

Up next at the nest… H2O and Climate Control!

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