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Plenty of idiots....plenty.  :XD:

This is a good saga. It's epic, trust me.

The light-bulb in my office (where my computer lives) died.  It's dark back here.  And our gun-metal grey walls are almost black, so that's not helpful.

 OK...time for new bulbs. Bulbs purchased. Bulbs installed. No problem.

The fixture in my office responded to new light-bulbs by trying to catch fire. Oh the delicious smell of burning plastic and electricity. It's bracing.

Time for a new fixture. We go for the hanging industrial type 'cause it looks awesome in a room with metallic walls and TF cels, posters, and toys all over.  We are decorating trend setters, yes we are.  The new one has a cover and LED light bulbs no less!  OOOOOOOOOOO.


OK...but this leads to a new dilemma. We have fairly high ceilings in our office and the ladder we used to use to get to them is the very same one I landed on when I fell and broke my back. It went to the landfill years ago. (That bitch twisted me but good, but I gave it as good as I got!  So there!)

I was beginning to feel like we had hidden cameras for some kind of prank TV show.

So, we are now the proud owners of a very cool telescoping Werner Ladder that is completely bad-ass AND a new light fixture...and bulbs.  We have bulbs.

I am happy to inform you that I am now sitting in an office fully decked out with such modern conveniences as electric lights that turn on and do not catch fire.

Tis awesome.
  • Listening to: Drogo messing with stuff he shouldn't
  • Reading: Koontah's stuff for x-over
  • Watching: Nothing...we blew through all of Supernatural :(
  • Eating: Yup
  • Drinking: coffeecoffeeCOFFEEcoffeecoffeecoffee
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Koontah Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
And now you are the envy of every classroom in the school, yes? You're like me; if you want something done or if you want something cool for work, you handle it yourself. :)
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illmatar Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Heh...this was at home hon.  I don't buy the lights for work...I'm not that generous.  They don't pay me enough.
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Illusionna Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
I'm not getting your journals, I'm going to have to fix that.  I'm not ignoring you!
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illmatar Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Heh.  No worries!  I never thought you were hon! 
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mamabot Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2016
Oh gosh Illmatar.... I always love it when your journals pop up on my dash.  I'm dying here.
When I read 'ladder' I cringed!  But glad to hear it was good and tossed!!!

You have such a way with words "responded to new bulbs".  Just reminds us that electricity IS alive and brings appliances to life!
And just the thing to be doing right as the new term is beginning too!! At least the new light will help there.


Nothing suck more than when the lightbulb in the freezer catches fire
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Illusionna Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Yes?!  You had a lightbulb in the freezer catch fire?!
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illmatar Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Have you had a freezer light catch fire?!
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mamabot Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Walk-in freezer at work. Someone put the wrong kind of ballast in, FLAMBE'  Ew the smell of burning plastic.
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illmatar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
Oh... Heh.  That's very sad!   Poor freezer!  

Ah yes, burning plastic...right up there with burning hair for "scent of the year."
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maddog78 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
You should have seen us change ceiling lights in auditoriums with 50' polls! It takes 1-3 of us depending on height. We break at least 2 for every bulb changed. I was approved to go LED and won't need to change those bitches for years :evillaugh:

Got to love technology! I have a 40' little giant ladder at work, but there is no way in hell I would go up that high for a light. I'm short and would rather stay close to the earth please!
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illmatar Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
WE got LEDs for in here too so hopefully this saga will not repeat for a long while.
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Vicks-Ryokenichi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
haha oh~ hahha *breathes* heh heh wow i needed a good laugh... But really Thanks for the fun story. 
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illmatar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
(Pompously) You are welcome.  Always ready to take one for the team, I am.
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HotRod-302 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
Gotta love having a good quality ladder. I broke down and got a decent one to clear off my satellite dish with. I don't recall the brand but it is all bendy and foldy and wide and stable. It can be used to make scaffolding, can be a long straight ladder or things like that. 
A day like what you had there would be referred to as "A shit show" where I work.
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illmatar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
That sounds like what we got....you can even stagger how tall the sides are to stand it on stairs or whatever.

It got even better after I posted this...I was hoping to update my glass jewelry account so I was happily planning on using my lovely new light to check inventory and take photographs.  Yeah...I spilled the stand bringing it into the house.  About 200 pendants and earring sets went flying....  My life is a slapstick routine.
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HotRod-302 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
I know the feeling. Sometimes I think my alarm clock should wake me up to the Three Stooges tune.
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illmatar Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
I shall have to see if we can get ours to actually do that...it would set the perfect tone for each and every day.
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