12/26/22 Diary: Adjusting Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 12/23/22 Diary: Moving In 12/30/22 Diary: Christmas 4 Comments Patreon: Allan December 26, 2022 at 7:53 pm 9 months ago Get a thick zip tie and a step stool. Put the step stool next to the lamp you hit your head on, stand on it facing the lamp. If it’s a dangling cord, loop it and use the zip tie to keep it looped (which is why you want a thick zip tie, more friction) where the cord overlaps itself. If it’s like mine, it’s a chain with a cord woven throw the chain, just zip tie 2 links at the appropriate height. Mine has a hook in the ceiling for the chain, easier to adjust. Christopher Baldwin December 30, 2022 at 7:58 am 9 months ago @Allan, excellent idea! It’s not a chain though. but also, I never hit it hard, and it makes me laugh not only when it happens, but that the tally keeps getting higher (at 16 now). But yeah. I could somehow tie it to the wall, or put a chair under it, just nothing good enough to do. 🙂 Louise December 27, 2022 at 8:54 am 9 months ago As someone who has lived in scores of houses and apartments, and now lives on a boat that moves constantly, I agree the concept of home is very hard to describe. Most people think it is a place, but I believe it is 100% a feeling. Sometimes a place invokes that feeling, but mostly it is simply fully formed inside me. You are such a keen observer of people that I suspect you’ll have more of that feeling as you get to know more of the local people. Christopher Baldwin December 30, 2022 at 8:00 am 9 months ago @Louise, yeah, people/community/love are the things which seem to most make a home for me. but also I’ve told my lizard-brain the narrative (lie) that I will be living here forever so get used to it, and it’s worked surprisingly well. 🙂 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.