I also have a beautiful ceiling fan. FINALLY! It took us about a month to put it up after we bought it. This isn't even the original fan we bought. This is the fan I always wanted though. The original one was returned this weekend because we thought it wouldn't work. Turns out it would have worked just fine! Uncle Fred was very helpful in installation. Because the house is older, each ceiling fan has a different hanging mechanism. The fan that hung in here my entire life was basically hung by a hook! I don't think they even do that anymore. Uncle Fred got us straighted out and the wiring connected to the motor last night and tonight J.D. and I hung the blades and the light kit. It works beautifully and gives us some much needed light in a once dark, cavernous den!
I can't wait to get everything painted and the proper furniture moved in here. I have bought some really cool decorations and have found an amazing friend, Amanda, in South Dakota who is going to make some throw pillows for me.