Pulling my chain!

The other day I went into the powder room and turned on the lights. The powder room, adjacent to the family room, has just gone through a redo taking it down to the studs and changing out the light fixtures, and even adding an outlet.

The lights didn’t go on!

I am thinking, “How is this possible,” and almost even said it aloud.

I thought to myself, I need to stay calm, there has to be a good reason for this happening. Maybe it is something simple.

It was!

The new fixtures, two of them, placed on either side of the medicine cabinet, had pull chains. Why on earth, I don’t know, but for us they simply were decorative. Yes, they could actually be used to turn on and off the lights, but that was not our intention. These lights were connected to a switch.

Nonetheless, the chains were there and we all know that if something is there, it is going to be tested. It will especially be tested if the person is young.

Now these fixtures are easily reachable for an adult, but not so much for a little one. Apparently, in one of those rare, short moments when the little ones were unsupervised, they got up on the little stool we have and pulled the chain.

That is why, when I went in, the lights did not go on.

Never a dull moment chez Koerner!

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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