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Who knew headlamps could be so much fun...  RSS feed

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We have two head lamps in our house. They were both initially bought to go in our cars for emergency lighting. Well, they both were there for a while, until they got snagged for other purposes. Such as, late night fire wood retrieval. Such as, using it for extra bright light when cooking and detail work during power outages. And, speaking of power outages, using the red light setting on this headlamp as a nightlight in my sons room during a power outage (and yes, it did last the whole 10 hours! By the end of those 10 hours, the white lights no longer worked, but the red still glowed ).

But, most importantly, head lamps get used for when my three-year old decides he and his Dada should "go be sneaky in the dark." They put on their head lamps do who knows what outside in the dark. I'm just happy they're out of my hair!

Oh yes, I forgot, the multi-colored head lamp also gets used for when my son wants pretend to be at a techno dance party. My husband puts on the head lamp and strobes the blue light for "It's the blue room, you're invited, ask for Steve" song. And, then of course, he has to strobe the red light and sing,  "Bwow bwow chicka bump wow. Space magic space, we are flying through space – It’s magic space!" (This is the problem with young kids. You make up a silly song and then, for years afterward, have to keep singing it in just the same way.)

So, as you can see, head lamps can be very useful in a homestead, especially one with kids! LOL!!!
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I feel a little ashamed that I only use mine for working in the dark
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It beats having to swipe one of the solar powered yard lights on a stake and hold it between cheek and shoulder to see to repair the greenhouse skin that gave it up at 2 am in a sleet storm and it's full of your spring start plants. Because all eight or nine flashlights, your better half latched onto and nobody knows where he left/lost them. A headlamp, lasted three hours. It's been two years and that one has never resurfaced. Some of the flashlights do occasionally surface, but. I make sure to hide a couple of flashlights where he can't find them so I have one for 2 am bump-in-the-night calls....
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