Why have none of you clever title-makers started a December mini-rant, huh? I have rants, and they need to be heard!
My rants so far today:
I had to drive someone to the airport this morning, and as I was getting into the car, I hear a sort of thunk of something falling. Aha! One of my beloved, comfortable, well-worn sneakers had lost a heel! Yes, these Nikes were old, but comfy! I drove off and left it in the garage. Fortunately I just drove directly back from the airport and didn’t need to walk around, but have you ever tried to walk anywhere with the heel of one of your shoes missing? It doesn’t work!
Then I had a long nap until it was dark and went into my study to use the computer. I turned on the light and it seemed to flash for a moment before turning on. I turned it off and on again, and this time, I got a bee-like buzzing from it for a few moments, and it turned off permanently. This was a LED bulb. Aren’t they supposed to last practically forever? No, because there’s one in the outer hallway that also quit with an impressive display of buzzing and flashing.
No big deal, right? Just replace the bulbs. Wrong. I have a persistent pain in one leg that makes it difficult to climb up ladders. Especially the short, light stepladder I have in the house that I have to basically balance on in mid-air with nothing to hold on to. There’s a regular stepladder in the garage but it’s big and heavy.