We’ve had a series of dark, overcast and rainy days recently. This has made using my computer a real struggle on my aging eyes. It’s complicated because I have a large typing job to do for one of my clients (Yea! After a summer of no work from him.) A big problem is that he sends me the stuff handwritten in pencil. Deciphering his handwritting can be a challenge at times and the fact that it’s in pencil doesn’t help.
I’ve been being a good environmental citizen and switched almost all my lamps to the little curly fluorescent bulbs. The lamp by my computer had one which is supposed to be the equivalent of a 60 watt bulb. But, frankly, that little curl doesn’t give off that much light.
So the other night it occurred to me to switch out the bulb. I put an incandescent 60 watt bulb in the lamp and — Whoa! Nelly! — I’ve got plenty of light to see what I want to type. The curly bulb is sitting here waiting for me to finish up this job so I can go back to saving electricity but I know, now, that if I want to see while I’m at the computer this winter, I need to use the incandescent bulb.