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Old 11-20-2013, 10:12 PM   #14831
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I don't want to talk about wasps or hornets, they are really bad news for me. One hornet sting and it's a hospital trip for me. Hate the things.
My husband inadvertently stepped on a ground hornet nest recently. he was stung 16 times. I just put him in the car and drove fast to the emergency department at the hospital.I was hoping that for once the police would be enroute so I could request an escort but no, they are only around when you are going 5mph over the speed limit LOL!! He was not a happy bunny as you can imagine. The hospital staff were brilliant. Worked on him for 2 1/2 hours and he was fine. had to have medication for a week after.
We used Hornet/ wasp foam spray to kill them.................little blighters!!
Yikes! I'm not fond of the little blighters either. Glad to hear the hubster is okay.

I don't react to one or two stings. A few years ago I got stung 12 times in the face, scalp, and ears. Ow, ow, ow. We had guests. That sort of put an end to plans to eat in the back yard.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:33 PM   #14832
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Yikes! I'm not fond of the little blighters either. Glad to hear the hubster is okay.

I don't react to one or two stings. A few years ago I got stung 12 times in the face, scalp, and ears. Ow, ow, ow. We had guests. That sort of put an end to plans to eat in the back yard.
Years ago, I had a bunch of ground hornets fly up my shorts when I was mowing the lawn and mowed over their ground nest. The welts were all around my thighs for months! Thankfully I was wearing undies!
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:23 AM   #14833
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I just spent the last three and a half hours shopping on line. I am exhausted. My daughter gave me a certain amount to spend on new clothing. I knew what I wanted and the colors. I looked into about eight different locations. After a while I was becoming very confused with what I saw, where. Either they didn't have it in my size or not the color I wanted. Even my notes were beginning to make no sense. I ended up ordering from two different sites. And I was $30 below what she gave me to spend. Including shipping. I hate shopping for clothes. She does this every year for me. She knows I would never buy anything new if she didn't. It is so hard to find clothes to fit me. Shopping for a coat is one step below impossible.
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:31 AM   #14834
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I'm wondering why my outdoor light keeps going off and on... I don't recall the other one doing that when a bulb went bad. It simply didn't come on anymore. I suppose I ought to Google and see if I can come up with an answer.
It is extremely windy again. The last time this happened it was windy, too.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:31 AM   #14835
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I'm wondering why my outdoor light keeps going off and on... I don't recall the other one doing that when a bulb went bad. It simply didn't come on anymore. I suppose I ought to Google and see if I can come up with an answer.
It is extremely windy again. The last time this happened it was windy, too.
Did you check for a loose wire inside? I am no electrician, but that is the first thing I would check. If there is a loose wire, it could cause a fire.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:53 AM   #14836
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I'm wondering why my outdoor light keeps going off and on... I don't recall the other one doing that when a bulb went bad. It simply didn't come on anymore. I suppose I ought to Google and see if I can come up with an answer.
It is extremely windy again. The last time this happened it was windy, too.
Is it motion activated?

Otherwise, windy conditions can cause a bulb to short on and off. May be a bulb defect.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:44 AM   #14837
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No loose wires. Not inside anyway. And I doubt outside. I was pretty thorough when I put it up.
It's a photocell light. The kind up on a telephone pole activated by darkness.

I read some suggestions on a DIY site and one answer said it could be the bulb going bad.
Another said it could be the photocell going bad.
And another said it could be the ignitor going bad, in which case a faulty bulb will speed that up.
The problem is, I need to rent a boom lift to get me up there to check anything, so I'm almost better off replacing the whole fixture. I'm going to see if anyone nearby rents a bulb changer. If not I'll try to make one. I'm hoping it's just the bulb. I don't think I'll be able to do anything with it in this wind.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:52 AM   #14838
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No loose wires. Not inside anyway. And I doubt outside. I was pretty thorough when I put it up.
It's a photocell light. The kind up on a telephone pole activated by darkness.

I read some suggestions on a DIY site and one answer said it could be the bulb going bad.
Another said it could be the photocell going bad.
And another said it could be the ignitor going bad, in which case a faulty bulb will speed that up.
The problem is, I need to rent a boom lift to get me up there to check anything, so I'm almost better off replacing the whole fixture. I'm going to see if anyone nearby rents a bulb changer. If not I'll try to make one. I'm hoping it's just the bulb. I don't think I'll be able to do anything with it in this wind.
Yup! Not a good idea to be up in a cherry picker in the wind. I know someone with a cherry picker truck, but I don't think Eastern Wyoming would be close enough for you.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:13 AM   #14839
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I can't believe no one rents one of those bulb changers around here. The electric co stopped taking care of area lights a few years ago and if you wanted one you had to put up your own after they took theirs down. Seems the rental places would see the need for those extended bulb changers.
That's OK. I've got some conduit, a rubber band and a paperclip.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:36 AM   #14840
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Dropped my car off for service last night and I'm waiting for a call that it's ready. I thought I had a slow leak in a tire but the local garage determined the tire is fine and the air is leaking from the tire pressure monitoring system/valve stem. I expect this to be covered by warranty.
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