These photos were taken on September 9, 2019 at 6:20 PM.
The location was in my kitchen in Beltsville, Maryland.
The "Take It!” moment came when I realized this was too simple not to share.
In my new to me, home, I sometimes wander into the kitchen at night and
having gotten used to turning on some lower wattage light in my former home, over the stove, was pleased to find the same
arrangement was available here. The only difference was that the previous set up had control buttons that were raised and I
could identify them in the near dark. Having gotten used to this bump arrangement, I was at a loss with the newly found
controls which were without back lighting on a flat panel arrangement.
I am one who meanders in a hardware store and looks at all sorts of random
things for one never knows when something might just pop up that may have an alternative use than the one for which it was
On my most recent such excursion I encountered a package of "Clear Dome
Bumpers" which caught my eye as I thought they might offer an answer to my often unsuccessful finger searching on the above
mentioned flat control screen of the microwave over the stove for the spot which controls the light in it that shines down
on the burners of the stove and offers some low light in the kitchen. I thought if I had just this one little bump - my
find it frustrations would be over. With no trepidation I placed one of the purchased clear bumpers on the flat
screen over the designated button - and the problem was solved.
One of the added conveniences is due to the clarity of the attachment matched with its dome shape - there is actually a
magnifying of the symbol for the light which is unobscured by this attachment.
Yet another tiny "irk" removed from an ever inquisitive life.
Here is hoping you too can use something like this to remove a question in/from the dark.
All my best,
*In actuality this is Braille for everyone