Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Break Through

I took a step toward conquering my dread fear of all things electrical.  A small step.

I have been helping my friend Ginnie move/downsize.  She was getting rid of this lamp.  It didn't work, but it could be fixed.  She thought my son might like it for his new place.

It's a Scatchard Pottery lamp.  I thought maybe I wanted it for the spare room once Kevin moves out!

I made a trip to the Home Depot nearby and purchased a new bulb socket.  I found a number of how-to videos on You Tube.  I picked one that seemed very
clear and worked as I watched, pausing where needed.

Success!  I plugged the lamp in and gingerly turned it on.  I saw light!  No crackling, no sparks, no massive shock setting me on my bum!  Damn, I was proud of myself.



For $4 and an investment of less than an hour (including watching videos, but not running to the store) I have a really nice Vermont lamp.

10 comments:

  1. Good for you! :) It is also easy to repair and/or replace the cord on a lamp; I'm sure there are videos out there for that too if you ever need to fix one. And it saves a bundle of $$$ !
    Have a great day!

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  2. Well done Olga. YouTube videos are amazing, are they not?

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  3. I'm patting you on the back! What did we do without the Internet?

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  4. It's so hard doing all these things, isn't it? My hubby is totally useless. sigh. It's all my job.

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  5. Bravo! Honestly, I think YouTube has instructions for almost any task these days. I fixed the spray hose on the kitchen sink with YouTube's help. And when my stove abruptly went off one night (in the middle of fixing dinner, naturally), YouTube told me how to fix it.

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  6. Bravo! Honestly, I think YouTube has instructions for almost any task these days. I fixed the spray hose on the kitchen sink with YouTube's help. And when my stove abruptly went off one night (in the middle of fixing dinner, naturally), YouTube told me how to fix it.

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  7. Well done. I love videos. They can fix about anything.
    I am having trouble accessing your blog. I thought you had quit blogging but when I finally found your Google + account, it sent me here.

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  8. Well done, anything electrical scares the crap outa me and I stay away.

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  9. What a useful way to save a lamp. It looks perfect. Years ago I bought entire lamp kits to create some homemade lamps. I think it was a fad. We used cloth and wired frames and added the electrical hardwarevand then hung it swag like. Perhaps it was in the late 60;s?

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