Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The continuing fan story...

A few years ago my daughter and her husband gave me a wonderful surprise. They were visiting from SC and while I was at work they spent the day redecorating my porch. They cleaned, painted, recovered my furniture, bought a new table and chairs, etc, and turned my pathetic looking porch into a warm and comfortable shabby-chic style living area.

But of course not all plans go smoothly. Somehow hubby hit the porch fan and the blades went flying through the air and crashing to the floor breaking into pieces. With very little time, he made a trip to our local Lowe’s and purchased new blades.

Since that time though the blades have, shall we say, drooped! Apparently using indoor fan blades in an outdoor setting results in moisture overload. Everyone who comes to visit has commented on the bowed blades (and yes, they still work) and we have the pleasure of relating the story to them as they stare at the fan and laugh.

As you know, recently the Atlanta area has suffered tremendous amounts of rain and flooding. Shortly after the first weekend of flooding I was sitting on the porch with a cup of tea and looked up at the fan. To my amazement the blades have once more changed. Not only are they bowed, but they are spotted.

I can safely say I now have a cow fan... or perhaps a dalmatian fan... maybe an appaloosa fan?


Queenmothermamaw said...

The poor fan. That is truly a sad story for such a fine thought from you family.

Michael823 said...

Maybe it's a moldy fan! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you may want to clean the blades.

The Victorian Parlor said...

Too funny! (Of course-I was there:). I think it may be a cow fan!