10: Other Houses Might Be Lit With Conventional Bulbs

As I finished setting up 1 section of my house, I decided to get ready to sleep. But all of a sudden, I discovered an another house that is fully lit. And they’re using conventional goods that are defective by design.Not sure they’re relying on renewable sources. It’s a nightmare if we don’t rely on renewable energy. One of my neighbors just started believing in fairies since a few days ago. But all of the other villagers are asleep early. That’s when I started taking a night hike. I continued riding my big white mouse, Amy. Joe is walking down the empty streets where cars and trucks are scarce. These biking streets has been established for this old town. It’s open-source town that is slowly growing. That’s when Amy And I start running towards this black house down the street. It’s going to be a long ride all right; but I’m trying out my new white mouse that I can ride!

As we went there, we met 4 villagers who have trouble reducing power, they tried to turn off some of these lights, but 1 person kept turning them back on. We started talking to these villagers about a problem what we also discovered. Mr.Oscar, and Ms. Ferris are just trying to keep their energy bills low. Jim and Jannett are just playing chess outside. But 1 person isn’t outside. We asked them if we can take a closer look of their house for further analysis.

As soon we had permission from Mr. Oscar and Ms. Ferris; we went inside.

We can see lots of lights turned on as we went through the door! The kitchen light is on, the tea room light is on, the hallway light is on, the parlor light is on, the bathroom light is on, the dining room light is on, and the playroom light is on. Only 2 rooms had their lights turned off. Amy: “The owners of this house are right! these lights are left on.” “That’s the first clue, someone might be afraid of the dark,” I said. Amy can see the little person at the another bedroom. That was Louie, the little boy who has trouble sleeping. We can see his toys that are lined up on the wall. They’re the same toys that i had at my place. And he had a theme of a lit environment. But that’s just the regular wallpaper what his mother Ms. Ferris gave to him when he’s a little baby. It was used to decorate his old room in the old apartment where they used to live since long time ago. Louis: “Amy, why you are turning off the lights? I had trouble sleeping without light, I won’t able to sleep.” Amy tries to help him sleep. That’s when I grabbed some tarts what Mr. Oscar baked for me. Amy: “Looks like you’re afraid of a dark. I has something that will help you sleep at night without that kind of light that you’re using. I had a night lite that will allow little light to light up your room.” She gave him a plug-in night lite that will be placed on the wall outlet. Louie just plugged it up.He turned on the night light as Amy turned off the main light. Louie: “What’s a night light?” Amy: “It’s a light that is built to use less power. I generates little light for your room. Some children have fear of darkness,–just like you.” Louie just went to his custom-built bunkbed to sleep. Louie: “Good night, Amy!” Amy just left Louie’s room as I grabbed my box of tarts. I continued riding Amy, and we went out the door. We told Mr. Oscar and Ms. Ferris about a problem what we just solved. They gave us a big thanks for resolving this issue.

Amy and I started hiking down the biking street. We are finding some houses that are trying to reduce energy. We can see 2 other houses that are dim already. Well 1 of the other houses are still on. Maybe there’s something is wrong with their lighting that is not responding to their controls. But we’re not sure what’s going on, we have to investigate the another issue that is different.

As we reached this house in question; we met some workers who are working inside this house that is getting upgrades,–so it can rely on renewable energy. We can see lots of lights that are turned on. Well, this house is still connected to the coal-burning plant. However, parts of this building has it’s lights turned off. But 1 worker is still leaving the lights on.

As we went inside this library, 1 worker has left his lights on while he’s on his computer that doesn’t even use open-source technology. His machine is defective, what a nightmare! We told him to turn off the lights to reduce energy. We started showing him these night lights that he can install in this library. He told us about the lights that are turn on are used to reflect the lit theme. But he actually polluting our planet. We decided to turn off some of these lights to reduce energy for this house.

As we left the library; we found the another clue that reflected this issue what we’re currently investigating. We just found the lantern that was used to travel at night. It does have oil inside for fuel. But this fuel type isn’t renewable. It was left on. Some people are relying on renewable sources for energy. This old lantern can be revamped into something new. If conventional oil is replaced with olive oil, it can be used as an alternative to fossil-fuel. Almost all of these houses are dim,–so everyone can see the stars at night. If we can resolve this kind of issue,–regarding pollution, and nyctophobia; the fairy queen will appear in our village, and our dreams of choosing renewable sources will be saved.

Amy and I just stopped at the computer shop; we can see lots of workers choosing open-source technology over closed-source technology. This endless rise of open-source communities has left conventional closed-source technology in the dust.Amy: “Wow! Looks like they’re choosing open-source software for their computers. What a dream!” “That’s a big change for this town,” I said. Amy: “You are correct, this big switch has been running for years in this town. DRM-protected content has been polluting this town for years. That’s why they boycotted these DRM-infected products. Almost 44% of our town just successfully made a giant change. It’s a nightmare if we had DRM everywhere.” I replied: “Tonight, the percentage is at 66% notch, and climbing.” Amy just discovered the another store that is recalling all goods that are DRM-protected. We ran towards this store; the news crew has documented the largest recall ever. It’s beyond worse nightmare for consumers.These villagers are relying on renewable resources by 500%. We ran towards the subway station that is still lit, however; it relies on renewable LED light systems. These lights are adjusted by the renewable automated computer, it only uses open-source software, hardware, and devices. The train system is also using open-source technology. Their fully-functional data center has already reduced carbon by 900%. But their old unwanted software that is infected with DRM must be carted away from this town. These disks containing unwanted content are taking a trip to the recycling center to be wiped, and turned into new material. Wiping these disks is necessary for this facility because, they don’t want to infect their machines, and cause a large nightmare in our village. This facility can break up lots of disk in just 3 minutes. It ranges from floppies, to Optical Discs. We can see the recycling center that is filled with activists who wanted open-source technology for their community. Nobody wants DRM in this village. The king and queen within an open-source community has planned to ban DRM from this town. About 99% of these villagers had wished for it,–for a long time.

Amy and I went to the old abandon book store. We found the another clue. It was a tabletop lamp that is used to light up the dining room. It was recalled because it has too much defects. “Wow! This giant recall of these infected goods has caused our leaders in this village to propose a ban against DRM,” I said. Amy: “Now we get it! Louie was using a defective lighting system that is not open-source, but we introduced an open-source solution for him, and his family. The worker on his computer was relying on non-renewable sources.And a giant recall of DRM-infected goods. Right now,we can see other villagers improving their old town.” “That’s why I chosen open-source for my lifestyle. I’ve just setup my house to rely on open-source goods,” I said. Amy and I sped back to our house to get ready to sleep.

As we reached our house, we went to our mailbox to check our messages. However, we had a package that is mailed from our villagers. We opened a package to see what’s inside. It was a new custom-style countertop portable oven for baking tarts for tea.

After we placed our new countertop oven in the tea room; we went to our bunks to sleep. These night lights in my house are dim, after 90 minutes, these lights turn off to save energy. Other houses had their night lights on too! The entire town is dimmed. And the pollution levels is going down.

During sunrise; we are enjoying some berry tarts with eggless French toast. We’re also drinking tea with our breakfast. Amy is reading the newspaper. Amy: “listen to this! The entire town has boycotted DRM all the way. Everybody were so happy about this change because, their nightmare was finally over.” I replied: “DRM is the top pollutant that’s been polluting our creative world. Although, pollution comes in any forms, such as leaving your conventional lights on, loud noise, oil refineries, garbage being thrown in water and buried underground, leaving your car engine on, factory-farming, and technological measures. If this kind of pollution continues, our world will be a mess!” “Reducing energy is the must to stop global-warming. If windmills are built in the cold environment, and the coal-plant is shutdown, people who are living in the colder climate will rely on wind energy, I added. Amy: “You are correct! Saving our planet is important. Eating meat can also cause climate change. Choosing a vegetarian, or a complete vegan diet can help farmed animals escape from cruelty. Since you are a vegetarian; you are not eating these common creatures that are raised for meat, such as; cows, chickens, ducks, pigs, hogs, geese, turkeys,deer, elk, and other animals. Some vegetarians,–like you eat fish in their diet, as long seafood is sustainable” I ran towards the night light that is turned off. Thanks to the configuration that is used to automate the light system. If the main lights of the house are off for a month, the carbon levels will be reduced. Amy just finished her breakfast. I hopped on Amy’s back and start riding her out the door to explore the garden that is 5 houses away.

As we got there; we started gathering some vegetables, and fruit. These villagers are growing their own food as a backup food source for their village. These plants are organic,–thanks to gardeners who are using compost. The well water is safe to drink and use for everyday use.

After we gathered some plant-based food; we went back to our house to fill our freezer. This unit has an LED light that is built to light up the compartment. The fan system is built to blast cold air,–allowing the lower section to cool faster. And it regenerates energy to power the compressor.

As we are sorting our food, we are filling up the entire freezer with vegetarian meals. It can take a long time for us to finish up our task. It’s a wonderful dream if we continued a vegetarian diet. Amy: “We’re going to make a giant veggie mix for our tonight’s dinner, if we can keep our food plant-based; we’ll be healthy!” I replied: “This village was dreaming about a vegetarian diet for years.” Amy: “I’m also a vegetarian too! Back in the days, we used to live in the apartment building. You were a vegetarian who only ate veggie products.” The freezer is full, we closed it up,–so it can hold the cold air. We had an Icebox that relies on dry ice to cool down these compartments,–all without electricity. That can be useful for emergencies. If the power goes out, our food won’t go bad.

Meanwhile; we went to the cellar to check the water heater,–to varify if it’s doing it’s job. The built-in regenerative fan prevents the water heater’s power box from overheating. Heat from the power box is used to heat the existing revamped water heater to keep hot water in sync. We removed the bad power box, and recycled it as we install the new power box. It’s built to generate more heat. Thanks to the use of the fan that regenerates power for the heating element. The old broken gas boiler that is used for heat is only using electricity. Well, this is a revamped boiler that doesn’t hog the entire room. It will be used during the fall.

Hours later; we started going to the front yard of this house to start these planter boxes where our bean plants will be growing,–this backup plan enables us to keep our extra supply of food for later. Amy: “Let’s plant lots of beans for our bean dinner tonight.” “These other planters are going to be useful,” I said. I inserted some beans inside the planter as Amy inserted soil. The beans are watered,–so they can grow. If these stalks grew large enough, new beans will grow too! It may take some time. We went back to our house to start a bean dinner.

While we’re enjoying our dinner; we decided to watch for these night lights to turn on. We can see some stars in the sky. And these houses are dim. But these street lamps are on. These gatherers are about to sleep later. We can see the fairy queen flying in the sky. Maybe she’s granting wishes for anyone!

After our dinner, we decided to sleep. That’s when our lights are off. We also kept our doors locked as a safety feature. The audio-book player is playing an open-source book. If it’s done playing, it turns off.

The outdoor night lights are on,–so people who are riding their bikes can see in the dark. This peaceful village is asleep.

4: The Dark Attic & the Mysterious Lamp Snatcher

Amy and I are entering the attic of our house, usually we leave the lights on because, we don’t want anyone to be lost there. We discovered one of these lights are not working. Only the light that is working is far from us. But the globe for the light is totally dirty,–causing us to use a flashlight to see in the dark. Amy: “This is the unsafe situation in this attic of our home. We had the fluorescent bulb handy for this attic. Let’s install it, and replace the bad one.” Amy uses the platform to reach the globe that houses a light that is blown out. I start the process of cleaning out the globe for the light. The outsides are kind of dusty, but the insides are extremely dirty, and it needs serious cleaning via steam. That’s important for this globe to be cleaned, and deoxidized. Maybe this globe hasn’t been touched for the last 4 months. “I think the neglectful landlord who used to own this place has been doing this to some people who wanted their home to be maintained with procise standards. This bulb what you’re replacing is the story. But be careful when steaming it clean,” I said. Amy removes the old fixture, and replaces it with a new one. She inspects the electrical cable. The electrical cable is defective, and it needs to be replaced. Amy: “You are right! We have to fix these electrical cables in this house,–so we can make this home safer. I’m currently installing new cables for this attic,–so we can see, and we have to hurry,–before the light in this attic goes out.” Amy starts installing the new bracket for the power cable.

Amy finishes installing the electrical cable,–so the lights will be installed. The bulb is already installed. But the switch hasn’t been flipped just yet. We have to go to the circuit box to test the light system, and confirm it’s working properly. Having the attic lit all times is important for safety. We discovered lots of old furniture that was owned by a previous landlord who used to live here. This large clutter has been flooding this attic for years. And nobody has clean up this house for a long time. If we can get the lights on, and find out what’s actually in this attic, we can find some more treasure, and let other home-owners know about this issue what we’re solving.

Once we are done with setting up one section of this attic, we ran to the circuit box to turn the lights on. Finding the box is important to turn the power back on. We heard lots of news articles about bad guys who were involved in hiding in attics of our homes. Although; alarm systems are the best way to keep your home safe. Locking these doors are also important to keep us safe while we’re asleep. But some locks are picked by bad guys who use tools to illegally break into our homes.

Once we reached the circuit box, we flipped it to the on to activate the attic. Well, this attic will be used for our new project later. This unit will send power to our work location,–so we can work with our house, and touch up all of the flaws of our house itself.

We ran back to the attic, and flipped the switch, and the lights turns on. It reached the another half of our attic. This is useful for lighting up places of our home that is likely to be dark, and be infested with unwanted criminal activities. This is necessary to implement specialized protection, and making our home visible.

We start investigating this issue with our house.

We took extra caution when exploring this attic that is unbothered by anyone. I kept myself from dismounting my mouse. Amy discovered 1 device that is left-behind by a previous renter of this house. And it belongs to some child who owned this unit. Maybe a bully who is involved in bullying a child in the dark has scared him/her away from his/her loving home. Amy: “Looks like we found ourselves a mission to find the bully who is involved in stealing every child’s night light unit from bedrooms! My family who lived at my other house,–where my grandmother lives enforces their household guidelines,–prohibiting bullies from preying on anyone who is disabled or young. My large family does NOT go to church because we’re all mythological beings, and we have no ability to bully anyone.” Amy collects the unit, and places it in her pocket. She uses her tablet to take notes of our mission,–so the police can find the landlord who is responsible for a neglectful act.I ridden Amy towards the drawer that is broken, and we discovered a mysterious item what a bully just left seince a year ago. I asked Amy to not to grab the item because, I take safety seriously.

Amy runs towards the door to escape our attic. I have to let Amy walk off and run to activate her escape route. She heard some person arriving. Amy: “I heard one person who is hiding from the police for weeks! It could be a lamp-ripping guy who is responsible for scaring someone away.” Amy uses her recorder to capture audio.

Once we reached the 1st floor of our house, we decided to take a look of the dark sections of our house to check for these bad guys who were responsible for stealing lights from our homes. I’ve currently had a stereo running, and capturing the news about the thieft who is responsible for bullying children who were afraid of a dark.

Amy starts opening the door that leads to the backyard. We’re currently getting ready to fix the problem with our lights. Well, we’ve already implemented lights in our system. That’s very important for safety. But we’re using a flashlight to see in the dark. Most of these other homes are the victims of the bad guy’s lamp ripping. Maybe this guy has escaped from prison someplace. Looks like he’s setting down these illegal mouse-traps everywhere. And many villagers who were afraid of this man is involved in ripping lamps for years. Although; our backdoor light has been left unlocked for the past years, this wooden door has been worn out. We had opted to install a metal door to replace the old wooden door. Amy: “Wow! We have to capture this bad guy,–otherwise someone might get hurt by this guy. Let’s install these lights at this backdoor, and buy a new door for our home.” Amy looks at the yard; there was a man who is posing as an exterminator who don’t have a license to exterminate. Maybe he’s been involved in scamming some of our neighbors. Who in the right mind to allow extermination of mice to be practiced in our peaceful village? This guy who is running from our villagers has been terrorizing our village.

Before After

Conventional lighting use traditional bulbs to light the attic, but went out since we first owned our house.

Attic is a mess.

New lights installed,–starting with 1 fluorescent lamp lights up the entire attic. This is necessary to start our effort to keep our house visible at night.