Impulse Purchase; Suggested Purchase

I was looking through my “Bedrooms” Pinterest board when I noticed a wireless remote for lamps that I had pinned 2 years ago.

One for my lamp and 2 for ??
One for my lamp and 2 for ??

I clicked onto Amazon and thought a wireless remote would work well in the bedroom for the lamps.

Each lamp has two bulbs each of which work on pull chains.
Each lamp has two bulbs each of which works on a pull chain.

Our bedroom lamps are vintage and work on pull chains which are a little touchy.

Limoges lamp in the master bedroom needs remote control.
Limoges lamp in the master bedroom needs remote control.

Charlie’s is controlled by the switch near the door but mine is plugged into a surge protector strip on the floor.  I have to lean over to turn it on and off.  Not convenient when I’m ready to fall asleep. So I bought a set of 3 for $15.

This furnace was installed in 2009, before the renovation began (2013) but with it in mind.
This furnace was installed in 2009, before the renovation began (2013) but with it in mind.

While I was on Amazon I remembered that the furnace in our basement had recently been cleaned and serviced and that the technician told Charlie we should get a dehumidifier for the basement to prolong the life of the furnace.

Frigidaire dehumidifier FAD504DWD
Frigidaire dehumidifier FAD504DWD

After doing a quick check of recommendations at ConsumersReport.org (which I access through my public library card) I purchased a 50 pint Frigidaire dehumidifier for $188.

Sump pump in corner of basement keeps it dry. I don't have a photo of the new pump which replaced this relic last year.
Sump pump in corner of basement keeps it dry. I don’t have a photo of the new pump which replaced this relic last year.

I was looking for a dehumidifier that would run continuously if a hose were run into a drain.  We don’t have a drain in the cellar but there is a well with a sump pump that will serve the same purpose.

In addition to furniture and tool storage, The Cottage holds future projects like the French garden chairs.
In addition to furniture and tool storage, The Cottage holds future projects like the French garden chairs.

We used to have a dehumidifier in the Cottage so if this one works well we might purchase another for out there after we get it cleaned up.

Do you follow through on recommendations made by plumbers, electricians, technicians, etc?

 

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

9 thoughts on “Impulse Purchase; Suggested Purchase”

  1. Your Limoges lamps are gorgeous! A wireless remote is one of those things it’s easy to forget about and then you realize how useful it would be. I might have to add some to Amazon Wish List! I think it’s smart to follow through with recommendations. I wish we had a decent electrician and plumber, we usually scrabble at the last second to find one a friend has recommended.

  2. Well, thanks to this post, I just searched Angie’s List and found (what appear to be) a decent electrician and a decent plumber near our house! We will need the plumber soon to search for the air leak in our hot water pipes. Don’t need an electrician yet, but it’s good to have a name!

    1. As soon as I give them a try I’ll post my opinion. Oddly, the dehumidifier showed up the day after I ordered it but still have not received the remotes. Jo

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