Still life, with sock in progress and gala apple.
Saturday morning, the fluorescent light in my kitchen started flickering out. Now, I bought my condo in 1994 and since that time have had to change the fluorescent bulbs in the kitchen exactly twice, the last time being December 25, 2000.
This involves standing on a step-stool, swearing, while fiddling with the bulbs until the pop out, then fiddling with the new bulbs until they pop in. Swearing.
So Saturday morning, the KOARC and I spent a bit of time figuring out how to get the plastic cover off the light fixture, and commenced fiddling with the bulbs. After a few minutes of fiddling, the KOARC did a Google search on how to change a fluorescent bulb, and getting the bulbs out was pretty easy after that. Amazing what some instructions can do for you. Gotta love a guy who Googles.
While we had the bulbs out, the KOARC checked out the ballast:
A couple of wires were loose, so he tightened them up. After a trip to Home Despot for new bulbs . . . there was light!
Of course, with these nice new bulbs, I can see all the dirt in the kitchen.
But Wait! There’s More!
I got the skein of Kidsilk Haze I needed to complete the Maltese Shawl in the mail on Thursday. I had about one quarter of the edging left to do. So Friday night and Saturday afternoon, I sucked it up and knit shawl edging.
This is the shawl without blocking. Looking at it pre-blocking, it really seemed as though it did not need a full wet block. So I ran a steam iron over it.
I do think that’s all it needs.
So I folded it up and set it aside until the time it will be presented to its new owner.
Can you believe Lucy slept through all that excitement?