Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Green Eyed Monster

If you want to torture me...put me in a room with a light on all night. I am one of those people that need complete darkness to sleep,

I'll admit, I wasn't watching when the security system people (while building our new house), slipped this keypad into the wall of our bedroom....directly in line with my side of the bed .  For about five months now, I have been suffering, and covering my head with a pillow. There are two (bright), green lights on the device ...and no way to turn them off.. Well, I finally got around to solving the problem. Do you see the three little Velcro circles along the top? Love Velcro! Well, I installed them..Which means I peeled them off of a piece of paper and stuck them there.
Then, I cut a piece of vinyl leather like fabric (found it at a fabric store), measured to fit. Final step: attaching the  corresponding Velcro circles , and problem solved! Why did I not think of this sooner?! I will only cover it at bedtime...but oh I am so happy....and may just be a whole lot nicer with a proper nights sleep!
Have a great Thursday!
(make that Friday for my friends down under)


  1. Still Thursday for another few hours Janey :) what is that expression.. 'Necessity is the mother of invention' :) you found an excellent solution for your problem!

  2. I am like you, I need darkness. Our security device has a little flap down cover but it is in the hallway anyway.

  3. you're too cute. and obviously very sensitive!

  4. Dearest Janey,
    Wow, you must be indeed super sensitive about that! I will get up from the mattress if there is any ticking watch or whatever 'noisy' thing on the bedside table; even on Pieter's side. He used to buy cheap watches for working in the yard and oh my; are those noisy at night! I had to put them out into the bathroom... Guess we both are super sensitive! But I do play it by ear...
    Sending you hugs,

  5. I've told you this before; you are a clever woman. I need a light at night and use night lights.

  6. Oh I can imagine that! SC had his cellphone lately put right-up at the head of our bed to have it ringing in the morning. It was like a lamp shining behind me in the face. And those stupid old ticking watches Mariette mentiones I have banned too!