I’ll mini-pit the light fixtures installed throughout our house (9! We have 9 of these in a 2 bed/2 bath) that are going out in sequence. We hoped with the first one that it was the bulb. Nope. The switch? Nope. Ugh, it’s the ballast. The nearly impossible to find (hooray internet however, for yielding results after a couple of days of contacting the light manufacturer and then various suppliers/retailers, boo manufacturers who change part numbers) ballast that cost $30 each. Replacing the fixture with a similar but newer fixture is about $48, so it still makes sense to replace the ballast, but ouch. Let’s hope this fixes it.
It’s frustrating, since the house in only 7 years old. How often will we have to replace these? We’re buying three for now, since two fixtures have stopped working and the one in the closet is flickering at the startup. I really really hope this works. I like having light. If it works though, we should probably buy more, but the husband doesn’t really want to since he has fancy-pantz ideas of buying less boring looking light fixtures, like from Lux Lighting in PDX. Eek.
And the guest tub seriously needs regrouting, I’m worried in fact that water may have got down in it and wonder if we should pull the whole tub to be safe, or if there’s mold and we regrout/caulk over it, will that magically keep us safe from it? Will it be obvious when we take out all that old cracked caulk what needs to be done?
And our fancy doublehung windows don’t slide easily in their tracks, but do seem to let in cold air when the wind blows hard.
Still have to fix the burst pipe in the workshop. $7k for new solar batteries, and we need to find someone to fix the “spare” whatchamacallit, the master/slave thingy that controls the lot. And the well pump leaks every once in a while when it’s cold, but thankfully hasn’t burned out. Yet.
Waah, waah, the joys and freedom of home ownership and offgrid living.