Friday, September 09, 2011

And Then There Was Light...

...and lots of laughter.

My friend, The Junk Diva, gave me this chandelier over a year ago. She collects and re-does old furniture and other funky items like this light. When I gushed over it, she gave it to me for our house. Well, we just now got it put up. When I stepped back and flipped the switch and the lights came on, I laughed out loud. And I kept laughing. Toby thought I was crazy and said so. "Why does that make you laugh?"

I don't really know why the laughter bubbled up and exploded, but it did. It may be that putting up that light means we are that much closer to finishing the house. It may be that every time I turn that light on, I will think of the Diva. She always brings joy and makes me laugh. It only reasons that such a funky chandelier would do the same. And it is funky! I do love it. Just look at those tassels!

10 comments:

Deb said...

When I stepped back and flipped the switch and the lights came on, I laughed out loud. And I kept laughing. You prob'ly just reached your breaking point!
You're right, it IS funky. Enjoy Lou.

Becky said...

I know why you laughed. For the same reason I laugh until tears come when I scuffle through piles of leaves every fall. Some things just make us happy.

joyce said...

y'all are amazing!

Course of Perfection said...

You have finally snapped. :^)Laughing is something the Junk Diva brings out in people. What a sweet person she is to give you the chandelier!

Buck said...

That chandelier has CHARACTER. Which is very important in life, as is laughing.

Bag Blog said...

Deb,
It could have been a breaking point laugh.

Becky,
Yep, I find the craziest things funny.

Joyce,
Thanks. I keep thinking Ben might show up to help with the electrical.

CoP,
The Diva is a sweet person - ya think?

Buck,
The chandelier may have too much character, but I love it.

Jo Castillo said...

Wow! Are you getting close? So proud of you carpenters and happy for you, too. Applause!!! Laugh away!

Bag Blog said...

Jo,
We are close, but there are things like trim and floor which take us a while to do.

Moogie P said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Junk Diva said...

Awww... you made me blush! It looks great can't wait to see it in person. Your getting so close to being done.