How Many Lutherans Does It Take To Screw In a Light Bulb?

The answer is 8: 3 to get the ladder down from the choir loft, 3 to set up and hold the ladder, 1 to climb 60 feet up the ladder to the top of the sanctuary, and 1 to point out to the one at the top of the ladder that it’s “lefty loosie, righty tightie”.

I was the one who climbed the ladder, because I’m young and easily duped into volunteering for things :o). While I have no fear of heights, my lizard brain knew better and caused my legs to tremble uncontrollably while I was at the top fiddling with the light bulb.

In my defense, it was not a standard screw-in socket, but one that involved tabs and a spring with which I was unfamiliar. But yes, I was still screwing it in backwards. As I said from the top of the ladder, “shut up!” :oP.

An adventure in making the sanctuary look tiny. And no, mother, there wasn’t any safety equipment. What kind of operation do you think we run?


4 responses to “How Many Lutherans Does It Take To Screw In a Light Bulb?”

  1. My hat is off to you for volunteering to climb up the ladder — my fear of heights (actually, a fear of landing after falling from a height) would have kept my feet planted firmy on the ground.

  2. Every time I help decorate for a ball, I like climbing the half wall that runs around Upper Tarble to attach various flowers and crepe paper and such things to the lamp posts.

  3. curious like a cat… or a duck.

    did you climb trees when you were a kid? or are you just making up for lost time at balls now :)

  4. What about…curious like a tree-climbing duck? ;)

    Apparently I’m making up for lost time now.

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