CFL Bulbs are Dangerous!

Oh wow. I am no longer liking those screwy looking CFL lightbulbs. Not at all. Not one bit.

Several years ago, CFL’s were the newest and supposedly best light bulbs. Apparently, companies were going to stop making the incandescent bulbs and moving to only producing CFL’s.

We put CFL’s in most of our light fixtures and I am thinking a lot of other people did as well.

Take a look at this! We have a fixture that holds two bulbs and one was burnt out. Graham replaced it and we got quite the surprise when we checked out the burnt out bulb.



Needless to say, we are going to find incandescent bulbs and replace every single one of our lights back to the old way. I know in our stores locally, the highest incandescent bulbs are 60 watts, but Graham mentioned that if I go to a hardware store, I can find 100 watt Rough Surface bulbs there.

I’m just so glad the one bulb burnt out so we would see this. I would hate to think a house fire would start here just because we were using the “new BC Hydro” approved bulbs!

Loft Closet – Part 3

Here’s the latest on the Loft Closet – we are very close to being done. All we need are two more brackets and the flooring – finally this job is coming to a close.


Installing wood along the back of the closet – this will be to screw the brackets into.



Figuring out where to put the shelving tracks.




Three back boards and 3 shelving tracks later…



We spray painted white brackets with a pewter coloured spray paint. The white ones were far cheaper than the pewter ones at the store, so we bought white and sprayed them.


You can see Graham still has his tools in there. That didn’t stop me from arranging some of my shoes. I’m happy with the way it is all turning out. Underneath the bottom shelf is room for our weekender bags and cowboy boots. We’ll make shelves for the right side of this closet too – we’re going to design them to hold my handbags.

A hanger for belts and scarves will go in the front corners and I think that will be it. It is so nice to be able to finally organize and put away things. And the glass doors will keep everything dust free.

I would love to have a huge customized walk in closet, but I am very happy with these two closets.