Monday, September 29, 2008
It's No Good in the Dark!
I just thought about a big item that will go unattended by everyone until the timing is terrible. Your outdoor lighting and how you'll replace a bad bulb in below freezing conditions during a snow storm when you need to be shoveling but you can't see anything. Sound like something that ever happened to you? It sounds too familiar to me, that's one of the reasons I live in Florida now! :) I know it's not a thrifty thing to do but I'd do it anyways, just in case you end up in this situation, but I'd replace all your outside bulbs, especially the hard to reach ones that will be impossible when the ice is in place. Keep the old bulbs as spares you can always have on hand for the warmer months if they are needed, or even in the house for regular bulbs. Like I said, I know it's not the cheap thing to do but have you ever tried to shovel snow with a flashlight? Also, metal enclosures are easier to handle with bare hands when they're above freezing temps!