Some of this may have been mentioned before; but, since it’s back as a point of interest, a little review’s worthwhile. The kitchen area (technically it can be called that) has no window. What light is there is man-made. And, without any light, the place is like a hallway or closet of some paces without light. Some kitchen areas in the place do not even have as much space, so this is not a moan about lack of a “real” kitchen, although there’s a firm conviction that if there is no room for a table and chairs, it’s not a kitchen.
The kitchen light bulb burns out about once a month. The fixture is too high to reach for most people (maintenance is tall enough). It’s certainly too high for someone who had best sit on a scooter to get around. The light is presently burned out again, as already stated. If necessary, it’s a good possibility that a table lamp could be used to do things, but that’s not what should be. Replacing the light bulb is a maintenance need and must be handled through the office. It was reported today as yesterday was busy.
Now, this is all just a matter of replacing a light bulb…. The light is not a matter of convenience. Ideally, the replacement request time was yesterday morning; but, yesterday was the one chance a week to get stuff. Further, the homemaker aide was three hours late. It shot down the afternoon. There was enough scooter energy left for one trip today; the light bulb was reported with today’s lobby trip, and yours truly sat and waited uselessly until 5:00 p.m. And, the scooter couldn’t be set up to re-charge until after that.
There’s reason to hate being old.