How Many Single Moms Does It Take To Change a Light Bulb?

I swear I’ve heard way too many light bulb jokes in this lifetime, that I’m not sure anymore which answer goes with which joke.  One thing I do know, when it comes to electrical jobs or repairs at home, sometimes doing it yourself may not be the best move to make.  Instead of fixing things, you may ruin what could otherwise have been a simple light bulb-changing task.  Sometimes it’s best to seek the help of the experts, like those from Complete Electrical Solutions to get down and dirty and do the job.

Being a single mom, I really don’t have a man in the house to count on for DIY repairs.  Oftentimes, I take the bold step of attempting to fix things on my own, but I do so with utmost caution- just like falling in love.  But I realized that sometimes, I have to ask for help.

One time, I wanted to have a water heater installed in my bathroom.  So, the electrician sent by the company who sold me the heater came over to have a look at things prior to the actual installation.  He didn’t seem to be too sure about the circuitry of our condominium, so I asked the building engineer to come and lend a hand.

Both experts debated over electrical stuff, and I just stood there stupefied, eagerly waiting for my hot shower to be ready.  Turns out, Mr. Electrician from the supplier was about to do something totally destructive.  It was a good thing Mr. Building Engineer came to the rescue, since he knew the electrical wiring of the entire building like the back of his hand

I could only imagine how my supposedly relaxing hot shower experience could have turned into a totally horrific electric shock.  I shudder at the thought.    It’s either that, or the entire building would have gone up in flames.

When it comes to DIY electrical projects, the most- and safest- any of us mere mortals can do is to change a light bulb or replace an old ceiling fan with a new one.  Upgrading devices which are already there is pretty easy, just as long as we remember to switch off the electricity first.

So the next time you’re contemplating on messing with intricate electric circuits and cables, just don’t.  It’s always wise to ask help from the experts, as they know best.



About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. Now that is sound advice! There are just some things better left to the experts.

  2. It never hurts to ask–better then paying double for them to fix what I’ve messed up =D

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