In the never-ending saga of What's Happening in Susan's Bathroom?, we last left Susan's bathroom with holes in the walls and an orange extension cord running through the hall to power a small lamp with a naked bulb. New light fixtures were safely stowed in the linen closet.
In a burst of optimistic productivity, Chris tackled the lighting situation. He hooked up the light fixtures and dashed off for a new switch because he didn't like the old one. The old one is in the hall and I think that Chris, the youngest of three, doesn't trust having the light switch where other people can get to it. That's just my opinion and since it's become abundantly more clear with every passing day that Chris and I do not think alike AT ALL, it's probably something else. Maybe it disturbs the air flow in the hall.
Instead of a light switch, Chris came came back with one of those fancy pantsy motion sensor thingies. You walk in the bathroom and it turns on. When you leave, it notices you are no longer fussing about and turns off.
Problems, in no particular order:
- Studley is too short to activate the sensor
- The light thinks we are too pokey and turns itself off in about 10 seconds
Okay, that's pretty much all I've got. I would mostly just elaborate if I kept going. For instance, I would tell you how if Studley got the light to go on (by jumping up and down and waving the bathmat,) the light would then go back off just as he was balanced on his tippy toes and trying to aim. It gets points for comedic timing.
So we use the override option and turn it on at the switch manually. And then we forget and leave it on. For days. That light has been on longer than any other light in our house.
And that, my friends, is how we are ruining the planet. You're welcome.