Monday, March 3, 2014

The Start of Something Big

They came in the morning – heavily tanned men who spoke with a local accent, experts in what they do – and took over our front yard with their tools and equipment.

They came in the house, climbed up into our attic to survey the situation, and then began digging up the yard. They cut a deep trench where a heavy PVC pipe led electrical wires to the house.

Driving by, you just know something was up. And something IS up, indeed.

They’re going to replace about 80% of the wiring in our house, which was constructed in the ‘50s. The wiring is at least 60 years old and can’t handle our electrical needs for the future. So the bullet was bitten and the electrical renovations were committed.

Ahead are a few weeks of commotion and occasional power interruptions as the work progresses. But there will be a light at the end of the tunnel – more dependable power for our constantly growing need, more outlets to help eliminate the string of power strips, fewer brownouts … and maybe, just maybe, photo-voltaic (PV) installation to cut back on our electric bill (if Hawaiian Electric will allow it).

At least, that’s the plan.


casch said...

What a big undertaking! Good luck with it and good luck to Diana too, it might be difficult cooking etc. for her!

Craig Miyamoto said...

We have a plan, re cooking. We'll just pack everybody up in the car and go out to eat! LOL.

~ Craig