Some months ago, the light fitting in the downstairs hallway broke. It's been replaced a couple of times before and I bought yet another replacement, this time paying a few pence extra for one that said it was heat resistent. Now, perhaps I'm confused, but I had naively expected all light fittings to be heat resistent, heat being a normal condition for a light fitting, being, as it is, in close proximity to a hot lightbulb. Anyway, I didn't get round to fitting it, neither did G. Every time the matter of the gloom in the downstair hallway was mentioned, we both claimed that we were far too busy to tackle it right now.
I finally tackled it. It took 10 mintues. We now have light by the phone and the wall calendar.