WATT'S UP DOC? 564
Every year at this time, after the end of daylight
saving time, the early darkness is most noticeable.
Recently, Donna and I were discussing this phenomenon.
"Bill, what with the children having homework, you
simply must replace these ten-watt bulbs with something
"Okay honey...Double the wattage!"
"We've heard of people hiding their light under a
bushel, dear. But, this is ridiculous. You're the only
man I know who can hide his light under a lampshade."
"Well I have wanted to put my light on top of a
hill, but its very difficult to find one here on the Eastern
Shore. And besides, we don't want to overload the fuse box."
"Dear, if you don't give us more light, we're going to
blow a fuse!"
Reluctantly, I relented. and new and brighter bulbs
I don't think we'll keep them very long, though. The
first night they were installed, I was sitting on the
couch reading, and Tammy entered, peered over the sofa
"Oooh...Look at Daddy's bald spot!"
(Written on December 19, 1978)