This Mother's Day--Change Your Bulbs!

As I stood adding yet another load of dirty clothes to my trusty twenty-year-old washing machine, I heard a loud pop over my head, immediately followed by a flash of bright light. Then all was suddenly dark in my tiny laundry room.

Weeks ago, I had noticed the light seemed dimmer. In fact, I vaguely remembered having two similar experiences with popping light bulbs while working in that room. But I quickly dismissed them because I could still manage on the remaining light.

I knew that replenishing any one of the three bulbs in my light fixture would require a ladder, a bulb, effort, and time on my part. “I’ll just do it later,” I thought to myself as I decidedly adjusted to the lower levels of light.

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