Now I know hanging a fan sounds like simple enough task, and more than one person told us to just lean a 24 foot ladder against the ceiling--but if you've ever seen our living room, you know you'd have to be certifiably crazy to attempt the installation with just a ladder. Even a contractor that bid the project wasn't comfortable with a ladder setup for our 18-foot ceiling, so John rented scaffolding from Home Depot. It was 45 bucks for a week, which isn't too bad for a DIY project. My dad came by to help too, since I'm pretty worthless when it comes to heavy lifting or climbing. Although my nurse midwife hasn't specifically prohibited these activities, I'm going to make a reasonable assumption that they are are off limits at 9+ months preggo.
So here's how the project went.
|First tier of scaffolding. I helped with this one.|
|Second tier. You're on your own, John.|
|Third tier. Please excuse my fat feet in the bottom left corner. I had some swelling issues.|
|Wiring for the fan|
|Ta-da! The remote and fan work.|