I have just one word for my readers-lightbulbs! Yes lightbulbs. I give you a list of the ones I’ve replaced since I moved in four months ago.
Garage ceiling light
Garage door opener light
Front door porch light
Lights in two ceiling kitchen fixtures
Four can lights…with one more waiting to be replaced
Can lights in both of the bedroom closets
Florissant light in laundry room
Three lights from fixture over master bathroom sink
Light attached to fan in master bathroom
Really most of the rest of the lights are table and floor lamps I brought with me. The front light porch light is a sensor light…on at dusk, off at dawn. Kind of a condo association requirement. There are also sensor lights on the back patio and above the garage. It is a special bulb. I can’t get it at my local ACE hardware store. So I went to my “no-fail” shop, Amazon and found that light. I ordered more than one…more than two…because the last four months tell me to plan on the others going out very soon.
It seems a little strange, that many lightbulbs. I have a theory. The previous owners only live here four months of very year…the summer months. The bright outdoors months so I’m guessing they didn’t use the lights all that much. ( He is a golf pro…Joe Biden’s golf pro, among others, so they spend September – May in Arizona which is a better place to golf in the winter than the mid-west. But that is another story)
Now I live here and it is cold and dark in the winter. I’ve never had canned/recessed lighting and I love it. Makes the whole downstairs look bright and cheery. But the lights are getting more of a work out. And have finally been used past their prime. That’s my theory and for now, I’m sticking to it. We’ll have to see how the next year goes.
There is also a howling wind sound in my living room…even when the wind is not very strong. I don’t have a theory on that and it kind of freaks me out sometimes. I also have no idea how to fix that.