Solar Christmas lights
Mark and I make the
perfect couple; I break things. He fixes things. Sometimes I even buy
things pre-broken to ensure my sweet husband has enough to do.
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More seriously, since Mark stole my Christmas lights to illuminate the chicken coop (more eggs!), I decided to try out some of those new-fangled solar lights that are on the market nowadays. I didn't quite think through the fact that the reason I like lights around the solstice
is because the days are very short and often quite cloudy, which puts a
kink in the recharge plan. After the first evening of pretty lights, my
string of bulbs barely glowed in succeeding days.
Mark figured the problem
might not actually be the season but the ultra-cheap battery. So he took
out a few screws, changed over to a higher quality rechargeable, and
suddenly my evenings were once again colorful and merry.
Thanks, honey! And, yes, I
know --- this string looks like it would be an even better fit for the
chicken coop. (No need for a timer.) But you can't have it --- it's