Monday, October 11, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Water Dispenser

Isn't blue a marvelous color? It seems to be found wherever I go!

It's Blue Monday!
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I never thought about buying water before I moved last year. Whenever I wanted a drink, I'd just get some from my tap; if I wanted it chilled, I had a refrigerator with a dispenser of ice and water in the door.

The water where I live now has a different taste. It doesn't seem to bother most folks, but it sure bothers me. So, I've turned into a consumer! Yep, I buy some of those plastic bottles that clog the landfills. (Shh! Please don't tell.) At least I recycle them.

I guess I'm not the only one who doesn't like the taste of the local water. Look what I found not too far from where I live: water for sale! Of course, it's a beautiful eye-catching blue.

This unique stand is located in a corner, in the parking lot of a strip mall. If you wish, you can click on any picture to read the instructions. I tried my best to get close enough for you to read.

There's a little, clear, plastic door that covers this spot. Johnny held it open for me so that I could get a clear photo for you. This is where the water comes out. Just place the empty container, and...

It's 25¢ per gallon, 75¢ for 3 gallons, or $1.00 for 5 gallons. You must supply your own container(s).

While we were there, a lady stopped to buy some water. Look at the containers at her feet. I guess she spent $1.00. It didn't take long, and she was on her way. Perhaps I could try this and save a landfill or two.

I think it's ironic to find Artic water in Florida!

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Happy Blue Monday!
Happy Columbus Day!
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Day!

Blue Monday Participants
1. mizhelle
2. LaVoice
3. Milla
4. Dena E's Place
5. Rinkly Rimes
6. fifi flowers ~ additional painting
7. Fifi Flowers
8. Nette's Life Journey
9. Fall decor
10. Fes Journey of Life
11. Shy
12. Debra Kaye
13. Christine
14. Niko
15. La Dame de Nage
16. Pie
17. kat
18. Lani
19. Mar
20. Poetic Shutterbug
21. blue-taiwan
22. Rantis, Swe
23. Maboe
24. Carpe Diem Sweden
25. Little World of Fun
26. Vernz
27. Donnie
28. Let's Experiment, Select and Collect!
29. Wifey10-United Kingdom
30. Fickleinpink
31. Sharon's Kitchen Panlasang Pinoy!
32. AnnA(Sweden)
33. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
34. Kitttens Playing on a Blue Rug!
35. Eden, Australia
36. Eileen , MD
37. cindy
38. Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound
39. Shannara
40. Annas Adornments, Sweden
41. Reach Beyond Limits
42. Valerie-Traveling Through
43. Cure for the Blues - Linsday
44. French Blue & White Pottery
45. Helen
46. Traveler's Notebook
47. Sweet Nothings
48. Kim,USA
49. Komali-Butchart Gardens
50. Dhemz
51. Judi
52. hapzydeco
53. The Blue Tree
54. Books and Life - Joy
55. annies home
56. Annie
57. Kayce's Daily Notes
58. carolynUSA
59. Maria's Space
60. peggy gatto
61. Patricia
62. Joahna Vern, Philippines
63. Treasures from the Heart
64. Tracy F. @ Honeysuckle and Hissy Fits
65. Shaylyn, Philippines

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LV said...

Sally, you seem to be finding all kinds of neat blues on your outings. I have never seen anything Ike this before.

Dena E's Blog said...

Looking great as always Sally..You sure can find some interesting photos Sweetie!!!
Lots of God's blessings are wished for you and big HUGS from me too!!!

Fifi Flowers said...

UGH water! Our water bills here in So Cal just skyrocketed!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I've always taken good tasting drinking water for granted but I think I need to appreciate it more. Not every community enjoys good water even in the U.S. Interesting way to dispense it tho', I haven't seen that before. The 7-11 of convenience water stores....quick and cheap!

Junneth said...

Sally! I seem to appreciate all things that are blue just like you! Great hunt of blue around! My BM is posted #8.

Fex said...

just a quick visit here Sally, happy Blue Monday!

Debra Kaye said...

This is amazing! I've never seen anything like it.

Happy Blue Monday!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Happy Blue Monday Sally"!

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Look like you had great time buying water at arctic water. We drink water in the faucet though

xinex said...

Hi Sally! I think the water in FL has a high iron content. Here in MS, it tastes good. Our frig. water is filtered but tap water is safe to drink too. Your blue pictures are beautiful...Christine

Rose said...

hi! i'm new to blogspot..i'm very impressed with your site..i'm looking forwar to learn from you out from your blogs..i really love your blogs...

Sar@h said...

On my blog, blue jugs to carry water!
Arctic water... is like the cans with the Breton salty air ?

maria said...

Great find Sally. Cute store, it looks like a giant blue mushroom. :)

Have a great Monday!

My Blue Monday.

☺lani☺ said...

Happy Blue Monday to all!

MaR said...

We installed a device under the kitchen sink to make our water is pure luxury to be able to drink tap water, people don't realize that and take it for granted!!
Happy Blue Monday!

Someone is Special said...

First time here.. I love this blog.. I love to hop in.. My link is Rhyme of Twin Soul

--Someone Is Special--

anne said...

we always buy water her to drink I don't trust water tap nowadays. thanks for this meme sally!

Verna Luga said...

aww, this is cool Sally.. is there also some kinda ... antarctic pure water? lol.... nice one.

Donnie said...

Very cool example of blue Sally. Have a great day.

Wifey10 said...

nice blue entry, like the penguin! =)

AnnA said...

Hi Sal!
I have also chosen to show something about water this bluey monday, but I don't think you will drink my water...
Happy Blue Monday!
best wishes,

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, I hope you are doing well and enjoying a bit of cooler weather my friend. We are having mostly 70's during the day and 40's at night. Perfect weather with lots of sunshine. Not much color yet. Probably in two weeks it will be gorgeous here.

The 'Artic' water station is a surprise isn't it? what will they think of next. I just read it is the biggest budget buster if you buy water all the time. The better thing to do is filter your own with any one of the products sold for that purpose. MUCH cheaper. However, these prices are seemingly very fair. good is that water REALLY? I do like the idea that one can recycle their containers. Interesting post Sally.

Have a wonderful day.
Love ya, Jeanne

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Sometimes one just has to buy a bottle of water or two...or more! Great blue "shots"!
Happy Blue Monday!

Eden said...

Hi, Sally!

Great blue post.

Happy Blue Monday.

eileeninmd said...

What a great find and post for your Blue Monday. If you have to pay for the water, I hope it taste good. We are on well water here and my hubby loves the taste of our water.

Cindy said...

Hi Sally,

I've lived here forever and still don't drink the water. Great job, I'll bet the spring water is better. Have a good day.

Beverly said...

Water is a serious topic around here. We almost always seem to be in a near drought situation. And, our water bills are sky high.

I do like the idea of being able to fill bottles instead of always having new bottles.

Happy Blue Monday, Sally.

La said...

Wow! I've never seen anything like this. It sure would be convenient. Happy Blue Monday! La

Unknown said...

Lovely blue post, Sally,
It's great to be back.
I have one blue bracelet in this bunch that is my ticket to link with you wonderful folks!
Best wishes,

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

I agree with others that you always find some interesting blue things! Our water is safe to drink straight from the tap!

Nanette said...

Hi Sally,
Nice blue! I have lived a few places where the water really didn't taste very good but never found anything like this. It looks really reasonable too. What a good idea someone had!

Anonymous said...

Our water is delicious well water - but this a is a unique find!

Nanna said...

cute post sally, we have an ice machine close by & you see people getting ice at all hours of the night , even in the wee hours LOL

ging said...

look cool ! happy blue Monday

Sarah said...

Interesting post, Sally. I have to buy bottled water when I visit some places if the water tastes funny to me. Otherwise I drink tap water. I'd say this is the way to go at 5 gallons for $1. That's pretty reasonable.
Happy Blue Monday. ~ Sarah

bj said...

I keep small bottles of water in the fridge for when we go to ballgames and such..but we drink tap water. Lubbock water tastes good to us.

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Judi said...

Hi Sally
This sounds like a good idea. I don't like the taste of my water at my house all the time other. Sometimes its better tasting and I tend to buy bottled water but buy the larger bottles.
Maybe you should give this a try.
Happy Blue Monday

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally! I just had to pop in and check on you and see how you're doing! And there you are buying water!! :)
I've been there too at times. We have a filter we use and our water tastes fine. But in New Mexico it tasted like dirt! I just couldn't drink dirt! :)
Hope you're doing well, sweet friend.
Shelia ;)

Dhemz said...

That's a good one Sally! I saw something like that in our area, but the shape is different!

have a good one....:) mine is up!

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, thanks for the reminder for Columbus Day. I preposted Blue Mon. several days ago and I wasn't thinking of Columbus Day. I fixed it!!!Smile
Jeanne, again

joyh82 said...

Hey my dh is our local water He works for the water company here. Have a great week Sally!

Ordinary Hiker said...

Ive seen the drinking water stations inside grocery stores, but nothing like this. It's kinda cool, especially since the weather in Florida gets so warm!

Unknown said...

Hello again Sally,

Thank you for visiting my post for Blue Monday.

I do indeed have a cobalt blue bracelet on this post. If you look at the fifth photo you will see it. Blue is blue and purple is purple. I do not mean that the purple jewellery is blue. I have one truly cobalt blue bracelet that does not have any gold-coloured beads. This is why I have liked up with you. It is really blue!
I'll look at your books now!
Best wishes,

Sue said...

We have to buy our water here. Ours from the tap tastes like dirt...ugh. We moved here 7 years ago and bought a water dispenser within the first week.

Together We Save said...

Wonderful "blue" pictures.

Charlotte said...

Perfect for Blue Monday. I enjoyed getting caught up on your other Blue Monday posts. I especially love that Blue Jay. I'm glad you found it. I haven't been to Tuesday Morning in quite a while. I always find something there I can't live without. LOL

Charlotte said...

Oh, and I intended to tell you I enjoyed the cartoons too. I miss your Sunday cartoons on S.S.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally, I have learned something new today. I had no idea you could purchase water in that way. It's amazing. I mean what will they think of next? I hope you have a wonderful week.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Sally, It's good to hear from you. I remember the taste of that Florida water when we moved to Venice (south of you).... That's the only place I have ever lived where I had to buy water.... But--it was worth every dime we paid....

Great BLUE Monday post...

Hope you are enjoying your new home and life in the Tampa area.

peggy gatto said...

Do you think the water is blue?

Becky K. said...

What a cute water kiosk! We are blessed to have wonderful water in our well. Thanks for stopping by today!

Becky K.

Blondie's Journal said...

We love our Lake Michigan water here in Illinois but the water at our lakehouse in Michigan is well water and doesn't taste very good at all. We have a water cooler. We can buy water at the grocery store in a self serve machine thingie!

I will check out your book giveaway. I also have to join Blue Monday...I feel rude, I haven't been doing parties every week like I used to but I love going to new blogs!

Have a great week, Sally.

Barbara Jean said...

Oh my word!
That is a very interesting water place there indeed!

Thanks for hosting each week!!


barbara jean

genny said...

posting my blue monday entry. cheers everyone!

April said...

Wow, Sally, that's a first for me!:)

Unknown said...

oh we drink water from the faucet. nice blue post again Sally.

Thanks for dropping by.

Annie Jeffries said...

Oh wow! My instant first thought was, "We could use some dispensers like this in the Central Valley". Nice.