This photo was taken on July 28, 2020 at 8:14 PM.
The location being in the kitchen of my home in Beltsville, Maryland.
The "Take It!" came after having spent the better part of two summers in
this new location with a house that is old enough to have been constructed
using real 2 X 4 's (not the shaved off modern measurements).
One of the Items I have found new respect for is the set of cieling fans
located in 3 of the four major rooms. There was a fourth - which was
located in the living room - which I had taken down as thought it looked
like a giant tarantula. On two of the remaining fans there are two pull
chains attached to the fixture ( one to turn the light on and off - the
other to adjust the speed setting for the fan ) I somehow could not
bring myself to memorize which length of chain controlled which function
and spent more time than I wanted to, in pulling the wrong
One day it hit me - that the solution was to put an identifier on each
chain which controlled the fan speed - to eliminate the confusion.
The choice was an easy one - as had in my collection of stuff on my
workbench - a jar of mixed bolts and nuts. Two of the nuts in the jar were
shiny silver - and thus once installed on the fan speed chain - became the
So, the easy answer - is that is something else that is going to drive me
(you know where - lol).
Here is hoping you too have found an easy answer to something that has
All my best,
I am venturing out of the house a bit more - now that it has been better
defined that face masks and distancing can be of enourmous help in keeping
one safe. Here is hoping everyone is taking good care of themselves.