Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Switch on, Switch Off
The two switches on the right turn on the outside light - no, that is not a typo - there is only one light and both switches operate the same light. Weird.
The far left switch turns on the sconce, but if you plug something into that outlet the sconce goes off. The switch next to that is a mystery.
Did you know that if you turn on the outside light, it's impossible to turn off the kitchen light? Weird, but true.
Current total: 13
Add in three for the bathroom, two for the hallway and four more in the bedrooms...
Grand total: 27
And that doesn't even count the basement. 27 light switches for eight rooms/spaces. Seems like a lot right?
When I told my Dad about the issue of turning the kitchen light off when the back porch light was on, he thought for a moment and then said "Maybe you should call an electrician." Maybe I should, but I'm too afraid of what they will find.
I wonder if I'll ever figure out what they all do. Would it be weird to email the old homeowner via her realtor to find out?
Even with our best efforts, we could not figure out how to turn off the outside lantern. It wasn't on when I bought the place, but now we can't figure out how to turn it off. I bet my neighbors are probably getting a good laugh - I can just imagine that somewhere along the way I found the right switch, flicked it a dozen time and just had no idea. Maybe they just think I'm sending out morse code.
Maybe they are right. :)