My real work has been picking up too. I have been on the road and working more days than usual.
I have a couple of projects going for the October sales. I bought 6 of these industrial lights at an auction a couple of weeks ago. I am building a double light drop out of electrical and plumbing parts. And 2 of the lights will be a single drop light.
The lights are not completed, the bar will sit higher above the fixures, but the photo gives a good hint at what they will ultimately look like.
I had to buy many of the parts new at the hardware store. I almost died at the cost of the pieces. So the last two auctions I attended I went through all the basement and garage boxes looking for electrical and plumbing parts. So far I have 3-4 rolls of wire (at about 2% of current retail) and some fittings. I hope that the next lights will have more recycled (and cheaper) parts and fewer new parts bought at retail.