Monday, June 29, 2009

Reddy Kilowatt Blue Monday



I am always happy to be here for Blue Monday, but even more so today. We were without power for 48 hours after a storm came through and uprooted trees, caused flooding and took down power lines. Everyone in my neighborhood came through safely, and I haven't heard of casualties related to the storm, so we have been lucky.

We don't lose power often in my county and when it does go out, the repairs are usually handled quickly. Like so many things in life, electricity is easily taken for granted. We forget how dependent we are until we have to do without. Our main floor bathroom is an interior room without windows. Knowing the power is out doesn't stop us from automatically flipping the light switch.

My husband brought home a generator from work and our niece's husband who is an electrician who supervised hooking up the generator to the main box on the back of the house. We had dozens of people here Friday night watching fireworks from our front yard. Having lights for bathrooms and a chilled refrigerator were suddenly a wonderful convenience, not just something to be expected.

I couldn't photograph the fireworks, but there are fireworks exploding in this slide presentation of some of the patriotic decor in my home for this time of year.




I hope all the US readers have a safe and happy Independence Day this coming Saturday, and I wish everyone, as always, a Happy Blue Monday. For more information on Blue Monday, please visit Smiling Sally by clicking on this logo.

16 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Charlene, you have a great collection of patriotic decor. I especially liked the little dolls.

I'm glad you were safe during the storm, and hope you have a happy Blue Monday.

Sincerely,

Janie

Smilingsal said...

You are ready for the 4th! What a nice slide show of your many decorations. I especially like that cobalt blue bud vase. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

bj said...

So happy you and your family were safe thru the storm.
Great decorations for the 4th!!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Cute slide! Happy Blue Monday!

Mary said...

Very patriotic! :O)

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN slide show... love the star effect!

Mary said...

I love the show you prepared for us. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the coming holiday.

Carrie said...

Great slide show of your patriotic decor.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Charlene, I haven't see Reddi Killowat in years! But I sure hope you get your power back soon. I hate to be without it in the summer. Glad you could get a generator in the interim.

Loved seeing your slideshow, and I'd like to wish you a Happy Fourth and Blue Monday, too!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Charlotte said...

Love the slide show with fireworks. You're so right. We take so many things for granted like electricity until we are without it.
Happy Blue Monday.
Charlotte

Shelia said...

Hi Knitty! Oh, glad all was well from the power outage! I really enjoyed your patriotic slide show!
Be a sweetie and thanks for the visit,
Shelia ;)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love your patriotic pretties !

kbbryant said...

Loved seeing all your patriotic decor. I hope our power stays on...I couldn't do without the air conditioner today.

Kathy b

ivoryspring said...

Happy Blue Monday to you too!

Anne Fannie said...

I loved your slideshow with all the patriotic colors!
I hate when the electric goes out. We are so dependent on it!
Happy Blue Monday...
~Ann

Angie said...

I'm glad to hear that everyone is safe - and also glad to hear you finally got your power back. Being without power is so inconvenient (especially for me with my Internet addiction.)