Mama Diaries

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Changing the Light Bulb

The light bulb in my walk-in closet burned out, so I took the initiative to fix it.  I found another bulb, climbed up on a stool, and began unscrewing the light fixture.  Except I wasn't supposed unscrew that thing.  I discovered this important fact after I had completely detached it from the ceiling.  I didn't see a bulb - only wires.  Oops, I thought.  Another mess up.     I quickly figured out that I had to unscrew a portion of the fixture to get to the bulb.  Fine.  I did it, replaced the bulb, and attempted to fix the fixture.  It didn't work.  My primitive mind simply could not figure it out.  I left the thing hanging by its wires and waited for my husband to take care of it.

When he came home, I showed him my good job.  "Don't you know how to change a light bulb?" he asked.

I laughed.  "No.  That's why I keep you around - to fix my mess ups!"

He took a look at it, but he couldn't get it, either.  "Woman, we're going to have to get a new house now because you botched this up."

"What?"  That sounded a little extreme.  "You're going to just leave this thing  hanging by the wires so the next owner can deal with it?" 

"Yep.  Call the realtor."

(Fortunately, he was able to fix it after taking the entire thing apart.  It was a project, but at least we won't be moving any time soon!)


30 comments:

  1. Who would have thought that changing a lightbulb could turn into such a production. I am thinking a new "how many Sherrys does it take to change a lightbulb" joke is in order :)

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  2. So funny! I've done many, many things like that around here, all of which have left my husband scratching his head. LOL

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  3. Lol, made me think of all those 'how many.....' lightbulb jokes!

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    1. Yes, indeed: How many Sherrys does it take to change a light bulb? LOL!

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  4. LOL. Glad you don't have to worry about moving.

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  5. And now we know how such light bulb jokes came to pass. Thanks for the origin lesson haha

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  6. Hi Sherry,
    I just love your writing on everyday life! :)
    Have a great day!
    Tracy

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  7. There is a great lesson in this story. I shall let my husband screw in lightbulbs from now on.

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  8. Ha! Your husband is funny, just like you :-)

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  9. WOW, if I moved every time I messed things up, I'd be in trouble :)

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    1. LOL! Yeah, I know if I did, we'd be moving every week!

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  10. You are so lucky to have a husband who can figure things out. My husband would have just let it be, no moving either! :)

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    1. Yes, he's really handy around the house. And he's great at fixing computer glitches! Definitely a plus!

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  11. I quite often have difficulty with tasks that should be simple and aren't. At least they aren't for me.

    Love,
    Janie

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  12. It once took three grown women and a ladder to replace a light bulb at a friend's house. And we almost broke it. Ha.

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  13. This brings back memories. I've had my own light bulb mishaps.

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  14. Hehehe! Your husband is hilarious! I can fix a lightbulb, but my mess up would be falling from the chair. I have no balance!

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    1. Ouch. That would seriously mess you up!

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  15. Hahaha..your husband is so funny. Even though my previous job was in lighting, I let the husband deal with the bulb at home :) I just can't seem to bring myself together to fix them. Though I drove him crazy once when he bought and installed a daylight white bulb and I wanted a warm white.

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    1. That's funny! My husband would be the one complaining about the bulb I put in He's so visual!

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