Life is Full of Little Stories; September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury

Then my cousin came riding to the rescue. Off to Home Depot to get the right LED lights and a long pole guaranteed to be used for screwing in and out light bulbs.  We got the wrong ones of both the bulbs and we thought the pole. Off to walgrens. They had none. Off to Colmans' Hardware we found some bulbs. They didn't seem to fit the pole.  We realized we couldn't do it. We didn't have the skill. But we persisted. How many architects and physicians does it take to change 4 light bulbs? It turns out one of each,  2 boom handles, a long pole, the correct light bulbs and 5 hours.    

Writing a novel is stringing together hundreds of little stories and scenes to draw out the joke or the tragedy at the end.