A couple of years ago we had the overhead light fixtures changed out. The ones that were here were from 1965 – large, cut glass, ugly-ass lights. The ones in the hallway looked a lot like pineapples, hanging 6 inches down from the ceiling. And to get the globes off they had those tiny screws running along the base that needed the tiniest of fingers to manipulate. I replaced them with square, low-profile “globes” that easily twisted off when you needed to replace a bulb. Until – 2 weeks ago my husband attempted to get the globe off and it wouldn’t budge. The base was turning in the ceiling, not a good thing. The building engineer came up to see if he could get it off and nope, he couldn’t get it off either. My husband was showing the guy how the globes just twisted off on one of the other lights and the damn thing shattered. WTH! Well now, I needed 4 new light fixtures. The general assumption by the men being that the other ‘globes’ weren’t going to come off in one piece. Swell.
My job was to find new fixtures. I know nothing about light fixtures despite having found and purchased they ones we currently, have and were replacing. I mean, look how well my first choice turned out.
Knowing nothing, I finally chose these. There are 4000k – which meant nothing to me but hoo-boy are these BRIGHT. I mean really BRIGHT. Also, there is NO BULB. We have LED bulbs but this entire thingy is LED; they are in the base. If you clicked the link then you know these are a) very low profile b) rather industrial looking. All of which are super fine with us because a) we have 8 foot ceilings and my husband is 6’6″ and b) we like the industrial look – clean, neat and unfussy. If you have to buy light bulbs, especially LED bulbs you might want to double check on the kelvin number, the higher the ‘k’, the brighter the light – who knew? Not me!
Today is the annual “haul your junk away” day. One of the amenities with this building is every apartment is assigned a storage unit, and even nicer the storage unit is on the same floor as the apartment. For those of you who have never lived in an apartment building condo, storage units are usually in the basement. The larger the apartment, the larger the storage unit, so we have a nice sized one. Another of the amenities with this building is that once a year the condo association pays the trash hauling company to come by and take away all of your junk. And they have also added a shredder service as well. You can bring your unwanted junk downstairs to the trucks, and score a donut or two, or you can have them come up and take your junk away. For big junk this is really handy – we got rid of 2 box springs and a king-size bed frame this year. Also – there is some charity who hangs out by the truck and picks over the household items to see if any are in good enough shape to be re-used. Last year a refugee relocation charity was soliciting such items, this year it’s a homeless shelter type organization. So, you know all good. (And yes, the charity is vetted for legitimacy.)
Frankie’s eye is getting better tho I don’t know how much of the medication is actually getting into her system. The first week of liquid antibiotics didn’t go well, so we switched to pills, and the first week of pills went well, but we are into the 3rd week of antibiotics and the pill thing has become a real struggle. But she seems fine with the eye drops, so I don’t know what to tell you. She’s back to the vet on Monday. Every 5 days, she is back at the vet. This is getting annoying for everyone.
If you have even scanned through this whole post, much less actually read it, good for you, and thanks!