Yes we still have knob and tube wiring here at The Old Parsonage. It's the original wiring and this Sears kit house was built in 1916.
We have an electrician coming today to give us an estimate on having the house re-wired. It would be wonderful to not have to unplug the toaster when the coffee maker is on. Or, to be able to run a hair dryer in the bathroom while the a/c is on in our bedroom.
We were told awhile ago that knob and tube wiring is very safe. But I'm ready for an upgrade, plus having a few extra outlets and some additional outside lighting would be wonderful.
This old girl will be 100 years old in just 3 years and I love her - every nook and cranny. The windows are original too - wavy glass and all. When I clean them I think back to all the women who might have cleaned them. Remember that this is an old parsonage, so a lot of people have lived here. Plus, the women of the church who got the parsonage ready for the new families cleaned them too
Our home has soo much character, but like all older homes she has her quirks, like the electricity, water in the cellar, windows that need to be propped open with a stick because the weights have fallen into the walls and no central air conditioning.
I wouldn't trade her for a brand new house, but if I won the lottery I would make some upgrades.
As you can see I've been busy in my studio this week making handmade Valentine's Day cards. I've got a few more to make plus I need 3 birthday cards this month too.
Does anyone else out there still have knob and tube wiring in your homes or do you remember having it?
I hope that you are enjoying you weekend!