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I've had a cough most of the week.  Monday I went to work, which in retrospect was a mistake and I should have worked from home. Tuesday I worked from home. Yesterday and today I am exhausted because I keep waking myself up coughing, and too tired to work, and today on top of everything else I keep wanting to burst into tears at the slightest obstacle. [personal profile] rydra_wong has a theory about cytokines and mood drops towards the end of colds/flu which is a) plausible and b) makes me hopeful that maybe I am towards the end.

AND Tony is ill too and even worse than me, so we're just about adding up to one functional adult when the children need us and otherwise ... not.

Also this morning my main bedroom light bulb died.  Hurrah, past-Tony stocked us up with spare bulbs.  But then I first of all knocked a load of dust off the light fitting onto the nice clean laundry folded on my bed, argh (yes my housekeeping is terrible), and then discovered the bayonet fitting is broken and the new bulb won't stay in it. I give up.  Bedside lights and the window are perfectly fine right?

Date: 2017-03-16 11:37 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aldabra
I've just replaced a bayonet fitting. Hints and tips: start with the ladder, don't simplify by assuming a chair will do. And, check that the new one is the same size as the old one before you simplify by only replacing half of it. It probably isn't, because the old one is probably imperial, but you can't see the difference.

If it's your house I'd replace with a screwfit. I've had two bayonets break in the last month and I've decided they're the work of the devil.

Date: 2017-03-16 14:09 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] emperor
Bleh, GWS!

Date: 2017-03-16 18:13 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hilarita
I think you can live without a main light until you and Tony are both feeling a bit better.

Date: 2017-03-16 18:56 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feanelwa.livejournal.com
It feels so unfair when you go to change a lightbulb and the light fitting is broken. I am trying to be organised and the world has failed me!

I cannot remember who I have already shared this with but: thermos of hot water by the bed for sipping when you wake up in the night coughing. It soothes your throat and doesn't re-sugar your teeth. I love it.


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