In just about every house I lived in before we became fulltime RVers back in 1999, I had a ceiling fan over the bed in my bedroom. I always like to have some air movement at night, which was something I really missed in our motorhomes when we were traveling.
When we hung up the keys and bought our house here on Florida’s Central Coast, our new house had a ceiling fan in one of the guest bedrooms but none in the master bedroom. All it had was a funky ceiling light fixture that didn’t put out a whole lot of light. Unfortunately, the ceiling in that bedroom is pretty low, so we could not find any kind of ceiling fan that would work, until now.
Last week Terry was browsing on Amazon and came across the 22-inch Jinweite ceiling fan and showed it to me, asking if I thought it would be an option for us. It only hangs a total of nine inches from the ceiling, and includes a three-speed fan and LED lighting. The lighting is nice because it can be cycled through three different lighting tones (Warm White, Neutral White, and Cool White), and the color temperature and brightness can also be adjusted with an included remote control, which also turns the fan and the light off.
It had a four-star rating out of 944 Amazon reviews, which is pretty darned good, so I told Terry to order it and we would see what happened. It arrived the other day, and yesterday we decided to put it up and see how it worked out.
The first step was removing the old light fixture, which was easy. Then we attached the mounting hardware to the box for the old ceiling light, hooked up the wires, mounted the fan, and turned it on. The hardest part was standing on the bed while we worked.
What a difference it made! Now we have a lot of light in the bedroom. In fact, in this picture, the light is dimmed down to one of the lower settings. When it’s on full bright, it’s amazing.
And the fan is awesome. There is an oscillator that you can turn on or off to direct the airflow wherever you want it, or you can just let it turn and move the air around even more.
It’s not centered directly over the bed, more toward where our feet will be, but by being able to direct the airflow onto us, there’s no question that it’s going to be nice and cool, even on the lowest speed. At high, it would be too much wind in our faces.
I liked it so much that I had Terry order another one for my office, which has the same low ceiling and crappy light fixture in it. A tall person might have to duck their head, but for munchkins like us, it’s not a problem at all. Right now, Amazon is offering a $10 off coupon on them, which is a good savings. Our daughter Tiffany made a video call to us last night, and when I showed her the fan, she said that she and hubby Kenny were going to order one for their bedroom, too.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Congratulations Tony Cirocco, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Buck Fever, the first book in my friend Ben Rehder’s immensely popular Blanco County mystery series. If you have not tried any of Ben’s books, you have no idea what you are missing out on. Wacky characters, great humor, and superb writing. Give them a try. You won’t be disappointed.
We had 25 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with U.S. addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
Thought For The Day – Childhood is like being drunk. Everybody remembers what you did except you.