I just witnessed the premature death of a two year old in my home. It
was so bright and lively, then suddenly it grew dim. An hour later,
total death occurred. This CFL bulb was guaranteed to last 5 years, but
only lived two years. How tragic! It used to illuminate my hallway, even
on the coldest, darkest nights. Now it's gone forever, leaving behind
only a twisted glass skeleton which will never light again. I'm in a
constant state of mourning, and trying to determine how I'm going to
afford the $7,500 funeral expenses, since there was no life insurance. I
have a brand new LED bulb, but no bulb will ever replace my old friend,
who met sudden death, long before it's time. Especially after it spend
many days travelling across the ocean from China, only to die in my
hallway at the young age of two. This is so sad, I am left with tears.
I can only hope and pray it went to lightbulb heaven, where it will
shine again for eternity, along with the sun, the greatest lightbulb of
Please send prayers!
On Mon, 16 May 2016 09:37:42 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"
When I was a kid, there was a woods near my house with a stream running
thru it. On the backside of that woods was a row of smallish industrial
buildings. That stream ran right behind those buildings. Those buildings
used to dump all sorts of trash back there, and burn some of it, but it
seemed there were always lots of florescent bulbs tossed back there.
Some were real long (as a kid, those 8ft ones seemed really big) and
some smaller ones. Older kids went back there and smashed them on the
rocks in the stream. Even though I was very young, that seemed like a
bad thing to do, and I was afraid they would explode, even though I did
smash a few of them anyhow. I was fascinated by the white powder inside
of them, and how the glass turned clear after water got inside. More
than once I'd get that white florescent powder on myself.
Now that I think about it, that was a really bad thing to put in that
stream, but then again, it was those businesses who were at fault. I
suppose the bulbs did not fit in their trash cans, so that's why they
tossed them out back.
Oddly enough, some years later, I was behind those buildings, when I
found several boxes of bumper stickers for the Sierra Club. At the time
I didn't know what the Sierra Club was, but I brought home a handful of
those stickers and stuck them on everything in sight. Many years later I
learned that the Sierra Club is an environmental organization in the
United States, intended to protect wild places. There were still several
of those bumper stickers on the basement wall in my parents home, and
reality slapped me in the face..... Why that company tossed those bumper
stickers really said how they felt about the environment, after seeing
all that rubbish being tossed into that stream over the years.
I still wonder why that company had all those bumper stickers, and
tossed several full boxes of them..... I now wonder if they might have
printed them there, and made some errors on those boxes????? I dont know
what they manufactured there, and probably never will. That was over 55
It's been at least 12 years since I was last near there, I live in
another state now, but 12 years ago, most of that woods was gone, turned
into homes and/or more businesses, but a small park remained at one end.
The stream had become a large concrete sewer pipe past the park, where
most of that stream had once been, and it now ran under a 6 lane freeway
and vanished..... Just like that woods, leaving only memories of my
youth and my favorite place to play as a child!
And the times, they are a changing .....
On Monday, May 16, 2016 at 3:33:48 AM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
my oldelementary school was closed 4 or 5 years ago. its finally bbeen sold for use as a plumbers trade school.
the buyers had to agree to clean up the property. over a 100 grand o remove alll the fluroscent lights
total clean up costs over 250 grand. we all grew up in that building
On Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:14:58 AM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
pittsburgh pa sheraden elementary. long list of must dos, remove all fixtures and all bulbs, remove a smatering of nasties all thru the building, asbestos floor tiles, asbestos around boiler and lines. etc etc
a major mitigation project
I wonder how we old folks ever lived? I've heard asbestos
is fine if left in place. Start scraping, and fibers are
every where. Much like refrigerants. Back when we used to
just landfill the refrigerator, no one noticed. Now we
have mandatory recovery. So people cut out the compressor
(HISS!!!!) and take the refrig to the landfill after
releasing all the refrigerants. Some how, the enviro
people make it worse.
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