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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Miss Ginger is ELECTRIFYING!

Remember the fountain that Miss Ginger made in the garden a couple of weeks ago? Well, ever since then there has been an ugly (and unsafe) green extension cord running along the gravel path to an outlet near the backdoor.

Now, Miss G, being the outdoorsy girl that she is, had the foresight to have the contractors install a dedicated circuit of electrical outlets all around the house when it was remodeled, to be used for seasonal lighting displays, landscape lighting, etc. Pretty clever, huh?
However, in this case it's not doing Miss G any good at all, since it's up under the eaves, and she needs it down near the fence, a good 10 feet from the house. The only way to get there is under the gravel path, so Miss G made the Boy pull the gravel back and dig a trench from the wall to the fountain. Not fun!

After that, Miss G installed cable into a watertight plastic coated flexible conduit, and attached a waterproof outlet box with a rain hood to the end. It kind reminded Miss G that she needs to make an appointment for that colonoscopy!
Once the conduit was prepared, she attached the box to the fencepost, layed the conduit into the trench, and ran the other end to the existing outlet box, where it was attached with waterproof connectors.

Now everything is sealed up, safe and sound, and the fountain is babbling happily with no worries of trips or electructions from that ugly extension cord!
Tommorrow, Miss Mary Beth comes with the mulch, and the real beautification begins!


Beth said...

Wow, great job! I don't mess with electricity. I have Kengineer for that. :)

Hugs, Beth

miss alaineus said...

i think i just opened your blog like 15 times....don't ask, i wasn't paying attention and that's the story i am sticking to!

i can't wait to see the gardens chez ginger with mulch!


i can't eat too many carbs, they make my blyceinc index go sky high!

mistress maddie said...

Beautiful fountain Miss G! Not just a pretty face, but butch too. I wouldn't know where the hell to begin,except to sit my ass on a lawn chair and watch Havier install the electric thingies!

Big Gay Ice Cream Man said...

If I could get my truck to Houston it's good to know that your estate could power me up!!

Thank you for saying hello on my blog. I am honored!


Bob said...

So you're a Home Improvement Drag Queen.
We could use someone like you in Smallville!

edder said...

I don't care for electric wire-y things. They scare me.

Your place looks lovely! The sun is shining up here in Toronto but it's still not very green yet. I envy you. That's green, right? :)


Mark in DE said...

I wish I enjoyed yard work as you seem to. All my neighbors have gorgeous yards which require regular tending, but I just don't have the interest to do it.

Sam said...

Im sure you've heard this before, but you are one crafty ho.

MadeInScotland said...

If you are coming to London, please do drop by. We have some DIY needs doing!

Joy said...

I'm impressed! You are amazing! Everything is going to look wonderful.

I just don't enjoy yard work but wish I had landscaping and flowers and all that. I need to be wealthy so I could help the economy by employing a gardener, chef, chauffeur, house cleaners, and assistant.

Indigo said...

I've got a few thousand things I can have you do for me around here (winks). I'm the home depot in my house, Paul is...he's the musician enough said...(Hugs)Indigo

Dan said...

dand, you got skills!


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