When you come home after a long hard day of aimlessly wandering around, you don't want the first thing you do to be changing a light globe.
But I had to.
I got inside, flipped the switch and the globe made a nice little popping sound and I was left standing in the gloom of a rainy afternoon.
So I shucked out of my jacket, shifted a three ton coffee table and went out to bring in a two ton ladder. Got that positioned under the fitting, climbed up and realised I was too far under the fitting.
To reach the globe I would have to reach up and back, not a good idea at the top of a ladder which I had already fallen from a couple of times previously. So down I went, repositioned the ladder, climbed up and changed the globe.
I keep plenty of spare globes at all times, I just hate being left in the dark and knowing it is my own fault.
Put the ladder back out in the porch, moved the coffee table back into place, and dang if that thing wasn't heavier moving back than it was moving it out.
And all this before I could get a cup of coffee! Because there is nowhere to sit in the kitchen.....and who drinks coffee standing up?
Trapped Like The Rat That I Am
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