When Life Gets in the Way

DSC_0916No, this light fixture doesn’t hang in some obscure corner of my house – it’s front and center in my entrance way.  Before I go any further, I must let you know since Day 1 of moving into this house, I have not liked that light fixture – it has been on my to do list for replacement.  Since I haven’t gotten around to replacing it yet after seven years, you can see it is dying a slow death on the vine.

A few months ago we looked up and noticed that all the glass panels were precariously leaning in all sorts of different directions – creating quite a hazard for anyone standing below.  We quickly removed them all, and there they still all sit on my dining room buffet.  At this point, there is only one light burning, two missing bulbs which were transferred to the outdoor lamp post, and three burned out light bulbs.  Yes, our front hallway does seem a bit on the dark side these days, but if I even happen to notice as I’m quickly passing through, I make a mental note which is quickly forgotten.  There’s an intricate display of cobwebs encircling the top.

Well, as ugly as it is, doing anything about it hasn’t take high priority (obviously).   And maybe that’s a good thing.  Life at this point is moving too fast to worry about this relic, the nicks of missing paint around the door frames, the yet to be painted door frame around a remodeled room (hmmm going on about 3 years), the dust that sinks down in the crevices of moldings.  Mind you, these things do take up a small fraction of brain space, but nothing that compels me to action…

Maybe I’ll get to it in my sixties….in the meantime, anyone need a light fixture?


  • Elaine Says:
    11-12-2010 09:52:29

    I love it! I’m so glad someone else has to contend with these types of niggling issues. (niggling is a word, right?)

  • Sabina Says:
    12-1-2010 16:29:16

    I believe that repairing this kind of things is what makes our live to go on

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