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#16988 of 17118 Re: On the mend [xwesx]
Feb 18, 2013 (3:05 pm)
I really like that nightlight idea; I'm going shopping after work. We used to have a bunch but passed them on after the kids got older. I now have a much more serious appreciation of one of my wife's favourite phrases, "Move that or someone will trip over it."
I would much rather it had never happened, but given the options, I'll take the nose. An inch higher and it could have been an eye, and 2 inches lower would have been my teeth.
#16989 of 17118 Re: On the mend [volkov]
Feb 18, 2013 (5:38 pm)
Ouch. It hurts to even read your post. Glad you're okay.
#16990 of 17118 Re: On the mend [volkov]
Feb 18, 2013 (5:44 pm)
If you're serious about the lights, our local Home Depot (probably available other places, too) carries these little directional LED lights that come in two-packs. I like those because they're not too intrusive, but you can aim them down to light the floor without making the whole room light up.
The down side is that they are non-replaceable (bulb goes, you toss the unit). I haven't had one go out on me yet, though.
This model looks a little newer than the ones I last bought, but same basic idea.
#16992 of 17118 Re: On the mend [volkov]
Feb 18, 2013 (5:50 pm)
And finally, I couldn't agree more about the placement of the injury! Eye, teeth, or, if it was higher still, you might not be with us at all. Crazy all the stuff we can skate through without (significant) injury as children, but not so much as adults.
#16993 of 17118 Re: On the mend [volkov]
Feb 19, 2013 (4:09 am)
Sounds like an overly adventurous way to get plastic surgery.
The nightlights are a great idea. We actually fitted motion sensing nightlights which double as emergency torches and switch on if the power goes out.
I have to admit the reason for them was safety for the dog, who is getting too elderly for climbing stairs without good lighting. I feel a little silly fitting lighting for a dog, but have also recently made a large step so she can climb onto my bed without having to jump; even made the top sprung and added 12mm thick rubber cushioning so that her joints are not strained. She is not spoilt!
I discovered last night that the step also doubles as a remarkably loud drum, when struck by a wagging tail. I stayed awake to the steady rhythm of a happy dog. There are worse ways to be entertained
#16994 of 17118 Re: On the mend [xwesx]
Feb 19, 2013 (5:47 am)
We probably have 7 or 8 strategically placed nightlights around the house, but likely only 4-5 actually working at any one time! I'm old school and still use the 4 watt bulbs. I tried LEDs a few years back, but well, they were pretty bad and I tossed them. I'm sure they are mature now and the investment would be worth it. With kids and dogs, tripping hazards are just a given!
The one area I have invested heavily is in decent LED flashlights, and we have them placed in multiple locations around the house. Sam's Club, etc. sell two packs of high grade aluminum body 150 - 200 lumen lights for around $20 - $25, that run on 3 AAA batteries. I bought a fancy battery charger and two dozen AAA NiMH 900 ma batteries, and rotate them regularly.
If you haven't seen a charger like this, it's a must have item. Toss the chargers that come with the batteries.
#16995 of 17118 Re: On the mend [xwesx]
Feb 19, 2013 (7:26 am)
I have these in my hallways to help the kids (when they were younger) and guests find their way to the baths in the middle of the night:
#16996 of 17118 Re: On the mend [xwesx]
Feb 19, 2013 (9:12 am)
I was looking too at the motion sensor ones, slightly higher output,but still not going to wake anyone. Thanks for all the advice.
#16997 of 17118 Re: On the mend [volkov]
Feb 19, 2013 (9:37 am)
We leave the night light on in the hall bath.
As I was reading that story I looked to see if it was April 1st!