As an aside, it's only a cat free zone because Becket is dumb enough to want to eat thread. Until I have that room sufficiently organized to be deemed "safe," the door stays closed when I'm not in there.
Yesterday I also made a run to Home Depot for a number of things, and among them was a new overhead light fixture for in there. It's just a cheap fixture (both price and quality,) but it's a whiter glass shade than the existing one, and the profile is about four inches closer to the ceiling. I figured that we would put it up as part of the rewiring project, but Bob put it up last night after Charlotte went to bed.
Wow. I should have done that ages ago. It's a lot more light.
We also took off the switch plate and took a look at the existing box. He's going to give me two switches, so we'll be taking that box out and replacing it with a proper double box. The existing one is very odd - it's offset from the stud that it is presumably attached to. This could be good, because it implies that there may be less patching, which means faster re-occupation of that room.
Maybe while it's all ripped apart and we're screwing around, I'll paint the attic stair hatchway. It's still mauve.