Monday, 16 February 2009
I've had an E!
Yes, it's true, I've had an epiphany.
The other day one of my up lighters went pop and I thought the bulb had gone. After getting some more bulbs (no sense of 'replenishment on hand' stock in my house despite a career in retail) I replaced the dead one but to no avail - no illumination to be had. I thought the lamp had gone over to the other side for a paradise in the after life of up lighters, but then I thought it through and recalled a large blue flash when the bulb went - most odd.
So, bravely and recklessly I took a screwdriver to the plug. Now without singing my praises too much, I am reasonably literate, really quite articulate, and I can speak off the cuff to a room full of folks without notes or nerves - but - when it comes to anything electrical, mechanical or DIY I am an utter disaster zone and totally inept.
Anyhow, today I took the plug apart and changed a fuse and put it all back together and whaddayaknow, it's back to life. I can't underestimate how much progress this represents for one so inept at electrical larks!
This is the repaired lamp: also in the pic' are Mike my vacuum cleaner and Winsto' C as painted (originally & for me) by my pal Banjo.