I so do not live here.
It's a complete difference of opinion-- I turn it on, he turns it off, and it's been that way since the very beginning. I'm talking about lighting-- specifically outdoor lighting. You know-- The kind that scares the Boogie Man away.
Call me a wimp, or as I prefer, cautious and a good neighbor, but I believe the outside of our house should be lit up like a Christmas tree from sunset to sunrise. It sends a clear message that ours is not a house to be burglarized and it helps keep our 'hood safe, right?
Beloved Husband pretty much thinks that's crazy and turns our single front porch light on as late as possible (if at all), then turns it off when we go to bed. Period. He claims he's being energy efficient and saving the planet. Ha!
On a good night, I can turn on all five outdoor lights in the front yard and distract Beloved from turning them off til morning. On the rare occasion I succeed, it only encourages him to double up on his "light turning off" obsession which defeats my purpose all together.
It's a losing battle-- for him, not me. I'm not giving up. All the lights in the house are on as I type this and I mean ALL-- inside and out. I figure the more that are on the better my negotiation options are. Wish me luck!
Why all this talk about lighting?
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Do you leave the lights on?
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