Thursday, July 8, 2010

Uh Oh, the power's gone out!


Summer storms or overstressed power grids can cause the power to go out.

I try to be prepared and take things in stride.


Hubs bought me these oil lamps 20 years ago at a yard sale.  I just love the hexagon pattern on the base.  It reminds me of chicken wire or bee hives. 


I keep these lamps cleaned and filled with unscented lamp oil so that we can use them when needed.  We keep the matches handy too.  Hubs and I grabbed our books and sat at the table for a few hours, just reading and chatting.  The house was quiet and still, except for our voices.  It was a nice change of pace.

4 comments:

  1. What beautiful photos of the lamps. I love the hexagon shapes, too. Good idea to be prepared for summer storms.

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  2. *sigh* What a lovely surprise an inconvenience can be!

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  3. That sounds lovely and those lamps are gorgeous. They don't make 'em like that anymore, that's for sure.

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  4. Your lamps are so pretty and way to go - always being prepared!

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