At some point, you'll stop seeing multiple pictures of our electrical pipes at various stages of hacked. You'll stop seeing them in this blog, probably at the point when ALL the electrics are up and running and our candelit nights become a distant myth.
Some day, we will all be able to look back on these photos together, with either nostalgia or with memory lapses, thanks to other more fun memories overlapping them out of the picture.
In the meantime, forgive us for this long game of Spot the Difference.
The following images are all the work of SoundsNorwegian, whom in the past few days has made the state of our electrics look less impossible. The sheer joy in her "It's just having the right tools!" says it all.
Sawn-off pipework, up until 2pm today.
Diagram Drawing Electrician was right all along -- a ratchet does the job. Just loosen the nuts below the pipes, for extra pipe malleability!
SNAP!! This is what all the sawing was about! Such ease in the way it breaks off (but the entire process has not been in five minutes, boys).
The wires are free! Freedom to wires! Wire liberation!