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Everybody loves a landlord

But not in NYC.

I have a ceiling light in my kitchen. It is made to take two bulbs and be covered by one of those glass bows that hang down and are held in by a nut. Only one bulb ever worked. that was ok. One day the glass thing had it's nut give way and it fell and broke. We carried on. I mean who looks directly at a ceiling light anyway. It made more light without the cover-- and since it was down a bulb anyway that was an advantage.

Finally, this week, after 7 years of daily use the remaining light gave out. I figured it was the bulb-- but sometimes it flickered back on for a while, randomly. So, not the bulb. Some sort of short.

I discovered that by prodding the light-bulb with a broomstick you could make it light up. But it went out after a while. So I moved from gently prodding to gently whacking. Short term fix. Now even striking the light with a good thwack does no good. Probably what happened is that this light, like the one in the bathroom, got corrupted by the leak from upstairs. (That seems to have subsided now, after years of intermittent leaking.)

Have moved desk lamp and standing lamp into the kitchen. Kitchen is tiny. This is both bad and good. Light goes further, but standing room greatly reduced.

I already have my flashlight in the kitchen for looking into the pantry. I may have to just wear a headlamp for cooking!

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wellinghall
Mar. 31st, 2014 08:26 pm (UTC)
eglantine_br
Apr. 1st, 2014 12:01 pm (UTC)
That reminds me. It has been found that if the US government switched all of it's publications to comic sans, it would save tons of money on ink.

I wonder if we will do it. I wonder how much we would save using dingbats...
wellinghall
Apr. 1st, 2014 01:29 pm (UTC)
nodbear
Apr. 2nd, 2014 12:29 pm (UTC)
Would those stick on lights you can get help for a bit = I have a friend who uses them in her flat which has internal stairs and landing which are very dark and not easy to light

they can give quite a lot of light - depends if you have any surfaces to pop them on - cupboards door etc
the sort they sell for garages and closets etc

mind you they might be heavy on battery use so not so good I guess

do hope you can maybe get something sorted out though
eglantine_br
Apr. 3rd, 2014 12:23 am (UTC)
Yes. That might work. For now I have my two lamps going. I still use my tripod flashlight some. I have not had to resort to a headlamp!
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