Tuesday, April 21

Going…going…

I figure that by tomorrow, this lamp will be toast. Yes, this morning I forgot once again that the pointy end of our weed trimmer is a lot stronger than glass. Again I was wearing a hat, so no blood was lost as I heard the now-too-familiar sound of breaking glass overhead. The worst part of this all is that I have to go grubbing around in a ten to twelve-foot (3 to 3.5 m) area picking up bits of lamp glass, then sweep it all into a heap for disposal. Some of the glass is in the soil of the nearby driveway. Some of it goes sliding under the stairway. So it takes a lot of searching to get it all.

I am writing this as I wait for the trimmer's battery to recharge. It looks like there will be another three or four days or more of trimming to ready the place for summer wildfires. I am sure that by then this lamp will be history. Looking on the IKEA Web site, I have found the lamp's successor. It will be loaded with an LED bulb, too. I figure that even if I smash the bulb's glass outer shell, it will still work.

I think.

4 comments:

Agneta and David said...

Hoping the successor is made of something other than glass? You can find many of alternative material at IKEA, I know:-)

Avis said...

hmmm.... yes.... something other than glass.... Well, it's a concept. But where's the blog story in a tin lamp that just goes "ting!" when you smack it??

Tom Hurley said...

Okay, how's this sound? I can use a metal-shade lamp that won't break, and mount it so high that if I hear a "ting" I'll know it wasn't something I did, but rather maybe a bat that lives on the lamp and doesn't want me to be close by. But I don't know if bats can make a "ting" sound, so it's probably an alien in what he thinks is his UFO. Aliens can go "ting"—I've heard 'em doing it.

Susan said...

I did not know trimmers could be used on glass. And your aliens go 'ting'? In Australia they go 'ting tang tong'. We have dialectic differences I guess.