well just a "shade" over $10 (ouch...terrible pun)....but with shorter days, found more light was needed in the sewing corner. with a budget on life support opted for Plan B....local thrift and a $2.99 lamp and 99 cent shade, then to joann's for an ott-lite bulb (on sale 50% off) which made it $7.50 and voila! ott-lite brightness for a pittance.
this isn't the first time went this route. my mom had a floor lamp ott-lite that finally died. without funds to get a pricey new lamp, just bought the bulb and used it in a lamp she already had on her chair-side table....worked perfect! **** another trip to the local walk-in for (finally) antibiotics. bronchitis tad better but still energy draining and symptomatic. one of these weeks hope to be able to function again. *** and what's that yellow peeking thru on the corner? a bit of sunshiny scrappy sewing that's taking way longer than it should due to illness, but hope to reveal soon. otherwise, girls (old viking, trudy, phoebe) are on continued hiatus--not too much longer i hope.