In some interesting news- we learned this morning of a new law in Iowa that went into effect March 1. It requires that all electrical work in a building be done by a licensed electrician except for 'routine maintenance' and have a final inspection by a master electrician. Routine maintenance means swapping out existing lines and fixtures. Any changes need a permit and all such. One more thing to add onto the list for tomorrow- although I see this as a rather unenforceable law...unless they make you show your license to buy something at the home improvement store or if someone turns you in. They are touting it as a safety measure but I really see it as the state trying to make some extra money from permits and inspections and the union trying to drum up business. It definitely puts a damper on the do-it-yourself-ers. I'm just sure my Dad is going to get an electrician to do any work on the farm- he's been doing electrical work for 50+ years.