I Do Not Like Lantern Number Five!

@Corbin5 (81676)
United States
November 26, 2017 1:23pm CST
I have 5 battery-operated white lanterns on my front porch to serve as part of my outdoor Christmas d├ęcor. Oh sure, lanterns 1, 2, 3 and 4 turn on at the correct time in the evening, and lanterns 1, 2, 3 and 4 turn themselves off after providing 6 hours of lovely flickering light. Despite setting TIMER on lantern 5, as I did on lanterns 1, 2, 3, and 4, that rascal lantern 5 seems to prefer turning on and staying on, forever!!! I have about had it with lantern 5. Yesterday, lantern 5 had one more chance to prove it could do the simple job of turning off on its own. I brought lantern 5 indoors, slid the button on the bottom of the lantern to TIMER, and I kept an eye on lantern 5 for six hours. Oh sure, lantern 5 passed the indoor test and turned off after six hours, so tonight, outdoors lantern 5 will go to join lanterns 1, 2, 3, and 4. If I wake in the morning to see that lantern 5 is still providing a flickering light, I will know that lantern 5 is just messing with me, and lantern 5 will be going into the charity bag!! Photo: Lantern 5 enduring yesterday's testing.
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@jstory07 (58245)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Nov
There is always one in the group that wants to be different.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
26 Nov
It does seem that way. This one is just thinks it is so funny to mess with me.
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@amadeo (47974)
• United States
26 Nov
well one lantern wants to be different .I think that I am all lantern out here.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
26 Nov
Yes, perhaps I should celebrate that this lantern is different!! You are all-lantern out there!!!
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@amadeo (47974)
• United States
27 Nov
@Corbin5 they always say I light up the sky
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
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@cahaya1983 (9613)
• Malaysia
27 Nov
It obviously needed some indoor warming up first. Hopefully #5 will continue to behave well.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
He did behave well last night. I hope he continues to do so.
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@JudyEv (100986)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Nov
I think there must be a little gremlin in there playing games with you. I hope he likes the charity bag.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
At this point, I think my indoors and outdoors are filled with gremlins. We have a lot of glitchy things around here.
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@JudyEv (100986)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov
@Corbin5 Sometimes everything seems to collapse in a heap at the one time.
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@ramapo17 (19051)
• Melbourne, Florida
29 Nov
@Corbin5 It must be the time of the year.
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@LoriAMoore (9987)
• United States
27 Nov
They have timers on them? How cool!
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
Yes, some do and some don't, but I always buy the ones with the timers to avoid going out there and turning them off and on. I am too lazy for that.
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@ramapo17 (19051)
• Melbourne, Florida
29 Nov
@Corbin5 I can understand that.
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@Marty1 (26783)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
29 Nov
@Corbin5 are the timers on the lanterns, or do you buy the lanterns and add a timer? My parents bought electric lights for outdoors and then put a timer on t/hem all. No outdoor decor for me and the indoors i can't tempt onyx with all the pretty things to play with them
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@TRBRocks420 (62211)
• Banks, Oregon
27 Nov
Hope lantern 5 will start working properly .
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
He did last night. I like him better now.
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@LadyDuck (121871)
• Switzerland
27 Nov
Did you informed Lantern number 5 of your intention to throw it in the charity bag? May be she will behave if she knows.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
I did tell lantern 5 that if he failed in his duties, in the bag he goes. He did well last night and was off in the morning. Had to scare the little fellow to get him to act properly.
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@LadyDuck (121871)
• Switzerland
27 Nov
@Corbin5 Some guys only understand if you raise your voice.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
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@YrNemo (8553)
27 Nov
wow, it looks so like the one with normal candles! Really cool invention. Do let us know if #5 behaves itself when being left alone.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
Number 5 did a fine job last night, but he is still on probation regarding his job performance.
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@YrNemo (8553)
27 Nov
@Corbin5 I am so pleased to hear.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
@YrNemo I hope the news made your day!!!
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@DianneN (59485)
• United States
27 Nov
Some lanterns are known to be "special" !!!
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
This lantern definitely is a lantern with special needs. I just have to use a different method of teaching it what to do.
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@DianneN (59485)
• United States
27 Nov
@Corbin5 Wish I could help. Lol!
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
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@Happy2BeMe (70192)
• Canada
27 Nov
lol lantern 5 jist wants to give you a hard time.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
Lantern 5 is out there now, and it was challenging to make sure all 5 go on at 5:10 p.m. If lantern 5 is still on in the morning, he will be fired.
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@Happy2BeMe (70192)
• Canada
27 Nov
@Corbin5 and rightfully so
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@RasmaSandra (13416)
• Riga, Latvia
26 Nov
Have you ever thought that Lantern 5 might be haunted? Perhaps it has a naught little spirit inside of it.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
26 Nov
You know, it just may be haunted. If it gives me trouble tonight, I will definitely donate that haunted thing.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
26 Nov
Lol! Pretty. I hope it behaves itself
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
26 Nov
I hope so too. Just placed it out there at 5:10 p.m. so that it is in sync with the other lanterns. If it messes up, no porch for that lantern.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
27 Nov
@Corbin5 What happened? Can't wait to find out :-)
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
@FayeHazel He behaved last night. On and off just like programmed. It was quite a project for me to get all 5 lanterns to go off and on at the same time, but I did. Now, if number 5 messes up again, he is fired.
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@Daelii (2060)
• United States
27 Nov
hahahah! I hope it works good for you. Some lights are just not meant to be turned off!
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
I think this lantern likes to misbehave when I least expect it. I did what it was supposed to do last night, but I bet it will act up again.
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@Daelii (2060)
• United States
27 Nov
@Corbin5 Can you just stick it somewhere that might benefit with a light turned on all the time/til you can turn it off in the morning?
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
@Daelii 2 I thought that I could do that since it is on our covered porch, however, when the cold winds and the snow blows, I bet I would not go out there to turn the batteries on and off. I had lanterns on the porch last year, and they did get covered with snow. Well, I am lazy too.
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@Madshadi (4749)
• Brussels, Belgium
26 Nov
That almost looks like a real candle.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
26 Nov
They are pretty when they behave properly. I will see how this one does tonight. If it does not turn itself off, the it will not get to be on the porch with the others.
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@Madshadi (4749)
• Brussels, Belgium
26 Nov
@Corbin5 fingers crossed for that number 5
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
26 Nov
@Madshadi Thank you!!
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@LeaPea2417 (15331)
• Toccoa, Georgia
27 Nov
How was it this morning?
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
It was off. It came on at 5:10 p.m. as directed. It can stay.
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@LeaPea2417 (15331)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Nov
@Corbin5 That's good
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@fishtiger58 (30737)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Nov
Always has to be one in the crowd that doesn't like to follow the rules lol.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
I know!! He is the odd duck of lanterns.
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@fishtiger58 (30737)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Nov
@Corbin5 I hope he has learned his lesson when you moved him from his fellow lanterns. Or perhaps he just doesn't care for the cold.
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@sjvg1976 (14600)
• Delhi, India
27 Nov
Hope it gets passed today also and don't go in the charity bag
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
It did pass. So glad I got to tell you that news.
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@sjvg1976 (14600)
• Delhi, India
27 Nov
@Corbin5 that's great
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@MarymargII (8354)
• Toronto, Ontario
27 Nov
Ha ha! good idea-- are they electric I guess- never saw a lantern on a timer. ha!
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
They are battery-operated and they have timers. I do like the timer aspect and not having to plug them into an outlet.
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• Toronto, Ontario
28 Nov
@Corbin5 That's a great idea for Christmas- even with the one with a mind of its own---lol!
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• United States
27 Nov
Hope Lantern 5 learned his lesson and will happily join the other lanterns outside.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
I just got up and peeked. He is working just like the others. I think he wants to stay.
@bluesa (12812)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Nov
Lantern 5 better not be messing with you! You're going to take it dooown!!!
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
27 Nov
I am happy to report that lantern 5 is working just fine now. He is one lucky lantern.
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