Smiles are rarer at present – I got the electrician’s bill today…, the only person interested in a roomshare doesn’t want the room until March, the holidays are half over and I still haven’t got anywhere with my renovations. But I’m sitting here grinning right now. My inner geek is ecstatic tonight.
In The Library I showed my cool colour changing lampshade. This lamp has become a regular part of my night. When I get up from the computer at night and turn off the desk lamp I then had to feel my way across the room in the dark to the nearest light switch, which is for the study… then walk up the dark hall to turn on the light, then back down it to the bathroom, then back to turn off the study light, then… a lot of walking in circles. A few weeks ago I picked up some Kambrook remote controlled power switches to eliminate standby power drain (because every powerpoint in this place is virtually inaccessible once it is in use.) One of the remote switches in the hall, and a remote sitting on the desk and suddenly I can turn on the hall light before I leave the study and turn it off from the bedroom door before I go in. Then in the morning I just need to remember to drop the remote back in the study. I’ve also put a switch on all the salon power eaters – fan, light, drill UVs etc, one click and they are all off. But the thing that is making me smile is today I moved a few things around and discovered a spare lamp which I moved into the bedroom, with another switch. And I just discovered that I can turn it on through the wall from the desk in the study. The ultimate in geeky laziness. *Grin*