I’m feeling like today could use a bit of superpower.
Amazingly, for a really simple task.
Changing a light bulb.
Go ahead. Laugh. However, the light bulb is above a steep staircase, so there is no way to put a ladder down to reach up to it. Even from the upstairs level, one could possibly lean over the railing, but they’d only reach it if they were over 6’5. I’m not even going to attempt it. We all know how my balance is.
In the past, from what I’ve been able to gather, the light was changed by a part-time employee, the giant (6’7) and before that there was some sort of rod mechanism in place, which unscrewed the lightbulb. Of course, no one knows what happened to that.
The stairs will remain unlit until that is found, or I make a new one.
It’s funny how such a simple task can bedevil one in an old house. I wonder how it was changed when the original owners lived here, given the fact that people were much shorter and smaller back then. Perhaps they were more fearless. I’m not sure.
Yet, if I could extend a superpower to anyone at this moment, it’d be to the operators at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan.
What are you thankful for today?