Monday, October 22, 2012

Today's Project

This is part of today's project

Changing the light bulbs in our yard light.

It'd difficult to do by oneself. Climbing up the ladder, light bulb and screw driver in hand. Tuck light bulb in pocket, stand at awkward angle to loosen the screws holding the globe, hold the globe under one arm, screw driver resting on ladder rest, unscrew light bulb, balance it on head, and screw in new light bulb, before repositioning globe and tightening screws with the wind trying to gust the globe off the post before you have it tightened down.

Climb down ladder without breaking ankle.


All five light bulbs were burned out, but I replaced only two, because who needs five glowing at once, right?

Notice our redneck fix for the broken globe? Duct tape. Yep.

A hailstorm knocked some holes into some of the globes. The globes cost $20 a piece, if you're lucky enough to find one for sale, so it's a quick fix for that, and it's really not that noticeable, 'cause who looks up anyway?


  1. Whew! I'm glad you didn't twist your ankle or break on of the globes or smash a light bulb. And I agree, why do you need 5 working lights at once? And duct tape is one of the best inventions ever!

    1. Thank you. :) Yes, it is. I had to replace some of the duct tape on the globe because the sun had eaten a hole in it! It makes the globes and tape very brittle.