Saturday, July 5, 2014

TCB

Being a child of the 60's ; I would've been a total recluse if I'd never heard Taking Care of Business from Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

It nearly played hourly on CHOM FM Montreal's classic rock station. In my 20's I visited Graceland with my Dad and was amazed to see Elvis's ring with TCB on it. It was a big ass ring!

Here's a link for it in case you've never seen it TCB RING . I can't copy a picture it is copyrighted.

TCB has been my word of the year twice in a row and let's face it I need to take care of business!

We have loose ends all over the house and our heads are full of projects we should do....

Here are 2 I tackled in the last 24 hours!

 I bought 2 mid-century lamps in Wells Maine in 2011. They would turn on but I was not comfortable
with the old dried up wires....Once in a while I would talk about re-wiring them...but basically did nothing about it.
Now since I feel so recharged and productive, I started to check out Ebay for the new parts...I found some but the shipping was crazy!
 So Dan suggested going to the Home Depot to search for them....Well I was very surprised that I found what I was looking for!

                                            I took a new extension cord, cut out the head, seperated the wires
                                         and took out the insulation. I then connected the wires to their appropriate
mates...Smooth to brass and ridged to silver and presto changeo...
 a super duper cool lamp that I'm not afraid to use anymore!
 Ans here's her orange sister....

My next project was to change the screens to some windows that Bandito had a lot of fun ripping to schreds!


 Cutting the screen is the easy part....

 Then you need to use the little tool to force the screen and the retaining strip in the frame's groove

 Oh man that sure was hard to do! My arms will definitely feel it tomorrow morning!

 Here's the finished product back where it belongs...Fresh AIR at last!

Now I can go back to my book....

Shortly I will share what Dan wsa working on....

7 comments:

Cheapchick said...

Well done, if you need a break come to the Island- I have several TCB jobs for you :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

LOVE the lamps and so glad you got them where you can enjoy them!! I was a teen in the 60's so it is one of my favorite eras. I have some many jobs that I need to TCB myself!
hugs,
Linda

Heidi Ann said...

I am completely in love with your lamps, especially because I had the aqua one when I was a teenager. My Grandma gave it to me and I loved it. For the life of me I cannot imagine what on earth happened to it, because I would not have given it away, and I don't remember it getting broken or anything like that. I still have lots of things that I had back then. The only thing I can think of is that maybe it got left behind when I first moved away from home, and somebody else got rid of it. They should not have done that. :(
I will just enjoy looking at the picture of yours. It's fabulous! :)

Mick said...

Your turquoise lamp is to die for! How cool! Missouri Michael just recently brought me an Asian chalkware lamp for my Birthday, the cord is all eaten up and I need to rewire it before I EVER plug it in! Hopefully you've inspired me, and I'll get on that project. I'll have to put an extra long cord on it. Wish me luck!

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SusieQT said...

I have the same lamp in green!