Two years and still celebrating

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    Yesterday was the second anniversary of my Flickr time with you. Unfortunately, though, over the past week, circumstances have prevented my sharing the celebration. I have, quite literally, been powerless.

    Just over a week ago a vital component of our water-driven power system broke. Then our backup generator failed. Although we were careful – lighting with candles, packing snow (aren’t we lucky to still have so much of it!!??!!) into fridge and freezer – the reserves of our battery bank quickly dwindled. Use of the computer was impossible, not even for a quick visit with news.

    We have managed to patch the system together, well enough to limp along until the part arrives, hopefully this week. Our food hasn’t spoiled, our batteries are slowly charging, my old Parker pens are there for the story writing, but soon I must again sign off this computer.

    I’m sorry that I can’t stay to visit each of you personally, to let you know how much I have cherished these years of your friendship, and to thank you and wish you a happy Easter.

    blackaller, annpar, work2snap, and 31 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. .btezra [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

      here's to many more years, images, words to come
      thank you for all you have shared and continue to share

    2. Coal and Ice 72 months ago | reply

      WoW !
      Missed this
      I trust all is repaired now

    3. -will wilson- [away] 72 months ago | reply

      This seems so like you, Penny. Or like one part of you. Each is so perfectly and lovingly painted. And each, no doubt, a bead on some rosary of memory . . . You have extraordinary gifts.

    4. Stephen Poullas 72 months ago | reply

      so very cool, glad you have you back ;-)

    5. -hndrk- 72 months ago | reply

      Will says it much better than I can, but your courage and endurance show so well in this object... Do I taste a zest for infinity? The never ending story...? You keep amazing us!

    6. p2wy 72 months ago | reply

      You live (in the true and vibrant sense of the word) much better than most of us. The rest of us are just coddled through life. Hugs to you...

    7. work2snap 72 months ago | reply

      I miss you Penny!

      Hope the frigid cold has has go and there is some green about ?
      and more then that I hoep you and yours are well!

      All the best!
      Love, Kathy

    8. - Ronski - 71 months ago | reply

      great to see some more photos Penny, sorry to hear the power troubles are back, fingers crossed it starts working through the summer!

    9. Cynthia E. Wood 71 months ago | reply

      happy (belated) two-year flickrversary! i sure hope your power is back on by now!? :)

    10. KarenMarleneLarsen 71 months ago | reply

      Hi sweet Penny,

      I've been absent here for months while moving and too busy with other parts of life. It will take me weeks to catch up again with everyone and I won't visit your back images until I have time to have a cuppa and really enjoy the read and look. Meanwhile, though, let me say how much your presence illuminates this place, and how much I cherish our infrequent but heartfelt visits back and forth.

      I hope your power is more relaible now, and/or that you're enjoying your time without it in that lovely place.

      My contract at Harvard ended sadly so now I'm on the hunt for another job again. But... I've moved to Watertown to be with the boyfriend so now live a block from the river, which I walk every day for sanity. Occasionally with a camera. :-)

    11. penelope's odyssey 71 months ago | reply

      So good to be back. I no longer fuss the difficulties. There's something of value in all of it.

      Karen: It has been so long since we've communicated. I've missed you and I look forward to catching up. I understand the work challenge, am dealing with the same myself, working at creating my own job.

    12. rowteight 71 months ago | reply

      Wow! I had no real sense of how reliant on alternative energy you were. It brings home to me all the things I take for granted. I believe from your subsequent posting that things are getting back to normal for you, but events like that must give you a real sense of perspective.

    13. Marie Kelleher 69 months ago | reply

      I am sooo late to wishing you a happy flickrversary, but better late than never, I hope.

    14. smalldogs 67 months ago | reply

      i'm so happy we somehow found one another, p. xoxoxo

    15. Shari Diane 66 months ago | reply

      I love beads, and these are truly amazing, Penny. Happy anniversary. :)

    16. gatalinkica 63 months ago | reply

      Lovely beadwork, Penelope's patience and devotion...
      power: it is not until we lose something that we start appreciating it!

    17. miss insomnia tulip 49 months ago | reply

      oh no!!

      So much prettyness tho'

    18. bsouthj 28 months ago | reply

      Lovely image that deserves some fresh views and comments, so here's mine. Terrific photo!

    19. penelope's odyssey 28 months ago | reply

      Thank you for your visit and generous comment. It's been a long time and a lot of changes since I took this image. Am now living on the grid on Vancouver Island, no longer in the wild interior of the province.

    20. G Hue 5 months ago | reply

      Wonderful colour ...

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