It didn't really look that bad the way we had it set up, but I was pretty excited to put up the new fixture I had purchased about a year ago, the Bryant flushmount from Rejuvenation.
I spent about 30 minutes running up and down the stairs to the basement, flipping off breakers trying to find the correct one to turn off the power to this stupid light. None of them did. I finally got smart and turned off the main power to the house because I was sweating and pissed off! Then I started removing the fixture.
Uh, what the hell? What is this?
Is this really old, a commercial thing, or what? I've never seen anything like it. And I've also never seen anything like this:
This is a couple wires, that apparently aren't on any of our circuit breakers, are fished through a tube, with no electrical box, and no support whatsoever, with the previous crossbar SCREWED INTO THE PLASTER CEILING. No wonder the old light used to sway in the breeze. DAMN YOU BOOZIE SUSIE!!! Needless to say, there is no light by the windows anymore because I'm too cheap to call an electrician. On a happier note, here is my cat Lucius in a box: