Replacing those teensy batteries in the strand of lights! I have never been able to get that not-lighting half of the strand to come to life again. Why do they put that little replacement battery in there anyway? It's a conspiracy of some sort! But they've got me hooked. I spend 30 minutes getting the old ones out and a new one in and then trying each of the old ones with the new one, just so I won't have to put my coat on and go to the store. (I will use these anyway just wadding up the duds and cramming them inside the bush.)
Of course, now I get it. After I have wasted the hour on two strands (which were new last year BTW) I'll put my coat on, go to the nearest store and spend whatever they are asking for a couple of boxes.
11 hours ago