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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thankful for the Basics


After my last post the entire state that I live in here in the US flooded.  We had no water at all and no electricity for a couple days.  Sadly, many people lost their entire homes, and some lost many of their belongings including their memories.  My heart goes out to all those who suffered loss.  I was very fortunate in that only my garage and little storage room flooded.  Everything else was fine.  Once power and water was restored, the water was still undrinkable -this is the colour of the water once it was restored.
The State said we had to boil it before drinking and washing dishes.  Though they did say we could use it to wash clothing, but since it stained my tub I figured it would probably stain clothing as well.
So during the first few days I mainly wore pajamas, but once the sun shined down and the stores were again open I wore the basics - Jeans and T-shirts.  Though yesterday I wore a fun pair of shoes since the roads were again dry.
Finally today we were told that our water was again clean.  Though many still have much more to deal with than just dirty water, and my heart goes out to these people.  It is amazing what I’ve taken for granted in my life and this is just a reality check to be thankful everyday for everything; even if it’s something as basic as having clean water.

27 comments:

  1. Events like these that make you really thankful for everything. We normally take clean drinking water for granted. Wishing you the best. :]

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    1. It is amazing how many things we take for granted in life - thank you Carmen :)

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  2. Love this basis yet chic look and sorry to hear about the flooding hope things are fine now.
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    1. Things are much better for me know, though not for others who have lost a lot. Thank you for your comment.
      ~Lili

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  3. Hi Lili, How awful for you to go through the floods! It must be very scary and I'm so pleased to hear that it is getting back to normal. I really love your outfit you look really chic! I love your handbag too its amazing!
    Gemma xx
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    1. Thank you Gemma! It's been a bit surreal, but things are getting back to normal.
      ~Lili

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  4. How horrible flooding glad your getting back to normal love the handbag!

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  5. Oh wow, I'm so sorry to hear about the flooding! But am glad to hear your drinking water is clean again. Take care!

    -Lindsey
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  6. I'm glad for you that you didn't have any major difficulties associated with the hurricane. As you said, so many people lost so much, it really makes you think!

    I think you're right, by the way, I bet the water would have stained clothing. I'm sure it would have been fine with darks, but whites and light colours might have been ruined. I love those shoes, by the way!

    Erin
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    1. Thank you Erin. I know, its' crazy - it really does make me think about all that I take for granted each day.

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  7. Absolutely my style! You look gorgeous ♥♥

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  8. Stunning look! Love bag and shoes! :-)

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  9. It's times like these that we quickly realise what's important! Hope everything will turn out okay! :)

    Love the jeans and heels look! :)

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    1. That is so true. Thank you Natassia. Everything is going well now :)
      ~Lili

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  10. I'm so sorry for what you've had to go through the past couple of days. I've seen the reports of flooding all over the news and it did look really bad and I too feel very bad for those who have lost everything. I lost my home in a fire my junior year of high school, so I know how hard this all can be. Nonetheless, you look stunning and I love this look. It's simple-chic, but those shoes and bag really help to elevate the look :)

    I hope you have an amazing day and that you didn't have memorable things damaged in the flooding. Sending lots of love your way!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. Thank you Jalisa. I was very lucky not to have had lost anything. Those around us have lost so much, similar to what you must have had in your fire. It's very sad, but it also brings people together and makes us all appreciate all the small things which are really important. Thank you so much for your comment.

      ~Lili

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  11. Really nice post and outfit girl !
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  12. This problem requires an immediate solution. I am sure that the poor water quality affects many other areas of our lives. You are a proof of this.

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