Monday, September 5, 2011
When the Power is Out....
About the only thing that WAS working when Irene knocked out my power for FOUR DAYS last week was my camera. I never realized how dependent I am on electricity!! No lights, no TV, no internet (that was the worst), no Keurig coffee-maker (no, THAT was the worst!!). The second it stopped raining I ran to Starbucks for their instant "Via" coffee...which by the way, is not to bad in a pinch!!
I did a lot of painting and rearranging in the house, and then eventually went and stayed with my sister, who had power. Seriously, on day 4, when I realized I was going to face another night in darkness, quiet, and no internet, I started to lose it!!
Here's how I kept busy at home...
Moved all my multi-colored china out of my cabinet and replaced it with all of my white-only pieces
Painted everything in sight
Painted and stamped some drawer pulls (I've been wanting to try this)
Arranged a few vignettes
Re-read one of my favorite Mary Kay Andrews books
I am so fortunate to have won a contest she ran last year, and received an autographed copy...so cool!!
....and experimented with romantic candle photography. That got old quick...it's very different when you can turn the lights on when you're done!
I know I was fortunate...I had no damage or flooding, and life got back to normal pretty quickly. However, I will most likely invest in a generator and a crank radio...not even getting the news is brutal!!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!!
Posted by Mona Kay Gorman at 4:38 PM