What was I thinking? Our church is having Vacation Bible School this week and I have the fun job of heading it up. One of the tradional parts of VBS (at least when I was growing up) is to raise money to give to a missionary. So, that’s what we’re doing this year. Now in my opinion, having a contest between the girls and boys is just the way it should be done. When you get the boys and girls going against each other it’s just a lot of fun!
With the mentality of keeping a competition and making things fun, I offered to get a pie in the face if the boys win instead of the girls (of course there will be a man getting a pie in the face if the girls when – go girls!!!) What was I thinking? I got a pie in the face one other time, oh my, that’s a story for another time. Let’s just suffice it to say . . . always make sure you have access to water after getting a pie in the face!
So, I’m trying to think of how I can get out of this without it looking like I’m really trying to get out of it. I mean, surely the lights could blink out right when the pies being thrown or something, couldn’t they?
I think I’ve got a plan. The Home Automation Store sells these great X10 creditcard thin remote controls that are the size of a credit card and would easily fit into a person’s pocket. These remotes can control the lights! They have another remote called the KR19A Keychain Remote Control that looks pretty much like the remote control used to lock many car doors.
If one of these remotes can be used in conjunction with a lamp module like the LM15A Socket Rocket Screw-In Lamp Module. This module simply screws into a lamp fixture and then you screw in the light bulb and voila, you have a lamp that could easily be controlled by a remote! With just the push of a button I could turn off the lights just as the pie is raised and jump out of my chair before it flies in my face.
Now, before you get all smart and ask, yes, the pie is going to be thrown inside. We don’t have any yard at church and cars will be coming and going in the parking lot so . . . it’s a thought!