Great news!!! Upon sensing my sadness over the flashlight fiasco, CT3 went out this morning and got me a new one!!! What a great guy! He surprised me as he bought it and snuck it into my bedside table drawer without me even knowing.
Dont you worry. I have already turned out the lights and tested it. It works quite well and fits nicely into the palm of my hand.
Ct3 also said that he upgraded from the first one cause he wanted me to have something nicer. Ha. I thought it very thoughtful and it made me happy to have the upgrade… like a $8 flashlight instead of a $5?!!
In conclusion, I would like to thank Seth for his suggestion. I broke out my old trusty headlamp and it is now living in the bedside table as well…I will be in the dark NO more!!!