Saturday, January 31, 2009

Good Grief #2


Now I realize that I am neither a contractor nor engineer, yet sometimes I wonder if they could consult me before going and doing really silly things.

After doing many projects on the house, I've learned to brace myself wondering what crazy, illogical things we will find in the process.

Yet I still wasn't prepared for this one. Bobby installed the perfect ceiling fan while I was out. We looked long and hard to find one that we liked, and that we thought would go well with the house. I walked into the semi-dark the house and attempted to turn on the light only to realize that IT WAS ALREADY ON.

A nightlight would have been brighter than the lighting kit that came with the ceiling fan. And because it was a specialized lighting kit (composed of possible 7 LED lights...) There was nothing that we could do to brighten the problem.

REALLY? Who wants a ceiling fan with a light that doesn't light the room? We (and when I say we, I really always mean bobby) had to disassemble the fan, and take it down to be returned.

We are still on the search for clean modern ceiling fan with a functioning light. Good Grief!

8 comments:

C. said...

Lame!!! We've had quite a few similar experiences with various housewares. We always wonder what in the world could have convinced them it was a good idea....

Boulant Family said...

Ha! That's hilarious! After all that work installing it! What a bummer!;)

Annalisa said...

that is crazy! i guess LED lights aren't all they are cracked up to be anymore...good for street lights, lol. hope you can figure out something. i'll mail some night lights if you need, ours are too bright.

Frankman's said...

That's RIDICULOUS!! but the house is looking awesome! I'm so impressed! And it was fun to see you saturday!

Melissa Tiek said...

Haha. That's hilarious. I'm glad we can finally picture your house! I am so jealous that you have your own place.

Paige said...

awesome.

jeanie said...

that wasn't really Paige, it was me! so I will repeat myself: awesome.

Anonymous said...

Dad said his experience with LED lights was pretty much the same... pretty dim. mom