This blog is going down the…

2 Oct

Speaking of potties, finding the toilet in the middle of the night is an important thing for me these days.  Having a baby taking up room that is normally occupied by bladder will do that.  Also, drinking tons of water because of the thirst that accompanies pregnancy (for me, anyway).

Luckily, I have to get up only once most nights.  Lucky, because navigating the short distance from bed to bathroom can be hazardous in the dark, especially with my sharp-as-a-mole no-glasses vision in the middle of the night.

The easy solution that we employed in Fort Liard?  A small night light in the bathroom.  It guides you to the bathroom door with its gentle luminescence and reminds you to go around that basket of toilet paper that is still sitting in front of the sink.

Unfortunately, our bathroom outlets are wired in such a way that power flows to them only when the light switch is on.  And guess what?  When the lights in the bathroom are on… I don’t really really need a night light.

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4 Responses to “This blog is going down the…”

  1. allmycke October 2, 2008 at 10:52 am #

    Ha!
    Don’t go thinking that those nightly treks to the loo is history once you’re done being pregnant! They seem to start up again some years later – and being near-sighted I’ve had to resort to a night-light. It sits in a plug in the hallway and has probably saved me numerous stubbed toes and close encounters with the dresser!

  2. maleesha October 4, 2008 at 5:29 am #

    Oh, I remember being so tired and always in the bathroom. The other alternative is you could just sleep in the tub.

  3. Craig October 4, 2008 at 6:17 am #

    Have handy man Mike pull the plates and see if the wires going through the box have 2 or 3 insulated wires. If there is a black one that is twisted together but does not go to the socket, and if a red wire does go to the socket, all you have to do is switch them. Standard electrical practice is to run 3 wire so you can modify any given outlet to be switched or not switched.

    Good luck!

  4. Mamasphere October 4, 2008 at 3:31 pm #

    Our wiring is a bit wacky, and my husband knows how to fix it. Getting him to actually do it is an entirely different thing. Four years after moving in, I still have wacky wiring. I’m tempted to try and fix it myself!

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