Still in search of interior color, I went to work, yesterday on the other end of the house upstairs. Here's what I found! A piece of stained glass which I have stored since I ordered it just prior to Y2K..Remember Y2K? Did any of you believe it??? Shamefacedly...(is that a word?) I took it all to heart and prepared like mad! Took four years to use up the toilet paper! And I still have at least 30 gallons of vinegar in the basement (well...it was very logical back then and made perfect sense--at least to me. Vinegar makes a great cleaner! And, as for the toilet paper, women know what that's about!) Anyhow, Y2K passed with few incidents (altho' I am told they were more numerous than our trusty government led us to believe).
Thinking of the coming chaos, I wanted a little color thrown into our lives, so one of the last-ditch purchases was this piece of (I hate to admit this....) Chinese-made, painted glass. I also bought three similarly constructed lamps: the table lamp you see here, a hanging lamp and a floor lamp of the same dragonfly motif. I love them! When I bought them, though, I had overlooked one outstanding fact: it was supposed to be "lights out" as the grid went down, so they weren't going to be very functional until we did some kind of retro-fit. Meanwhile, as we transitioned to the 1800's, we needed some stop-gap measure. So, to be on the safe side, we bought several of these:
And, when everything else failed, I figured we could always watch the sun come up and go down and we'd be back to the circadean rhythms of the natural world, which, after all....wouldn't be that bad!
Sunrise Today Out Here JOTOLR