Friday, May 22, 2009

An election is coming up, so throw away your chicken!

No, this is not a language blunder. We have had incredibly poor electricity this week. This often happens when the weather is extreme as people are using more, and the fuel source runs low. However, the temperature has been moderate this week, so we couldn't figure out why we had day after day of difficulty. We heard they were fixing something nearby, so they had to mess with the electrical system. After the 3rd day in a row, I really wanted to know what was broken and how long it would take to fix it! Finally, David found out that they are doing something to prepare for elections that will take place in a couple of weeks. I can only hope that they will not be messing with our electricity for the entire time! I will say that I am thankful this happened in May rather than July or August. We simply opened the windows and enjoyed a cool breeze. On Friday, I finally had to clean out our refrigerator as our milk was sour and reading 60 degrees. David pointed out that it is probably only the Westerners who are having a hard time with this. People here buy the long life dairy products, and they are used to going days without power at times. Maybe some day I will adjust... although I will never be able to stomach the long life milk!

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