What deed, thought, sight or what was said today that made you smile?


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Did the grocery shopping this morning. Things are calming down now, got most of what I wanted, even some almond croissants, which my wife had added to the list.

So I was able to attend to the problem she sprung on me at midnight last night.

"That wall light won't turn off."

She was right, so I removed the bulb and we went to bed.

We've two on this wall either side of the chimney breast, they work on pull switches.

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(Just for info. If anyone wants to know how to get a ninety degree bend in Swish plastic twin track curtain rail let me know).


They match the other four I put in the front room, operated by a couple of switches on the wall.

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Well no they don't, they look the same, we bought them in Homebase a decade ago, but a few years between, they were at the time a "running line." But the new ones were made of a much thinner pot material (there's progress for you} and I had to convert them to a pull switch switch operation as in the lounge, that was the type they were replacing. This required me buying pull switches and drilling a holes in the back of the porcelain to attach them and one at the bottom for the cord to pass through a very delicate process.
As they are fed from the ground floor ring main via in-line fuses, I had to turn off that circuit while I worked on it.

It was a struggle to get it off the wall without breaking it, dismantle it, repair the switch and replace it. Then put it back again.
Having got it working perfectly, I turned the mains on again.

Surveying my handiwork and feeling quite pleased with myself, I heard my wife in the background say,

"I hope my telly comes back on again."

Can't win can you?

But I had to smile.
 
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I telephoned three yard customers and each told me how I was to be paid.
 
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