We had around 50 people over at our house last weekend, we hosted this year's Christmas party for our group (this will be a separate post, if I feel the urge to do so). Ang saya rin. This was the first time that most people have been to our home so maraming questions.
The most frequently asked question was "anong pinagawa nyo dito sa bahay ?" and our answer was "painted the living area lang, everything else came like that already"
Now that we've gotten a chance to take a breath and think about it, hindi lang pala yun. One of the most significant updates we did was the lighting. Hindi lang obvious because you don't normally look up. The recessed lighting (can lights) were already there, we just replaced the bulbs and the switches since the old dimmers didn't work with LED lights.
Check out the picture on the left, see all those bulbs that aren't in boxes? Lahat yan pinalit namin and all those came from the living areas - imagine how bright it can be when all the lights are turned on! We love it :-)
These BR-40 bulbs which are 100 watts each. Someone remarked "ha ? that's like a whole refrigerator and freezer!". Yep. Those first few weeks at home when we still had these floodlights installed ? I kept following my boys so I could turn off the lights after them, iwan kasi nang iwan ng ilaw, they are so not conscious about the electricity! Actually, even now that we have LED lights and have a solar power source, conscious pa rin ako about turning off lights in rooms which are unused but it's not heart-attack inducing na.
The bulbs in boxes are spare bulbs which the previous owner kindly left for us.
I've been trying to give them away, I posted them on freecycle a few weeks ago and I finally got some takers today. We're giving away all the BR-40 bulbs, yung mga PAR-20 & PAR-30 bulbs and candelabras, we'll keep in the meantime since we may have some use for them.
As I write this post, I see a car stop in front and pick up the bulbs, ayan 15 have been picked up na.