Hear me! For I Am The Lord Of Darkness!

vader-helmetIn the house Stella mostly gets to decide matters of décor. In contrast, in the garage apartment that serves as my office I alone am the master of all things! <evil>HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!</evil>

Recently, I was reminded of the law of unintended consequences. For you see, earlier this year I was annoyed by the ancient ceiling fan in my office. It had the most unbelievably squeaky bearings. It simply had to go!

About that time I had a small credit with Amazon, so I ordered what seemed like a suitable new ceiling fan. The new one was very much like the old one. The primary difference was that the old one included a lamp. The new one, while blissfully silent, doesn’t.

In the spring and summer there’s plenty of light in my workspace. My office has two sets of double French terrace doors facing west, and a skylight.  In fact, there have been times when I had to block the doors with something to reduce the amount of light in order to participate in Hangouts or make video calls.

Have I mentioned that I don’t miss old-squeaky-bearings one bit? Except since the time change I do miss that lamp! At this time of year, and especially since the time change, it gets dreadfully dark in here by 5pm. I mean, full-on, I-wish-this-keyboard-was-backlit-dark!

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There are several floor and table lamps that help, but they don’t really achieve what’s required. I’d like diffuse, controllable, overhead task lighting. Ideally, something that would fit into a strategy for doing video stuff as well.

I must admit that at the moment I lack for specific ideas. I need some help lest I become The Dark One. I’m open to suggestions. Lave them in the comments if you have anything to add.

As to the title of this post…you’ll have to hear me…because until this matter is addressed it’s probably too dark for you to see me.

I’ll close be referring you to Grace Slick of Jefferson Starship, who once opined in lyric, “…I’m a specialist in darkness.”

  • JimCanuck

    Would it help if you choose the Light side here? https://www.google.com/starwars/

    • mjgraves

      One of the problems of a very dark office is that it’s hard to find where you put your light sabre.