Barrie with no powerSo we’re into night two without any power. Having learned a few things from last night, I wasn’t going to allow myself to run out of power on my laptop or my mobile phone, and so I arrived home with 2 fully charged batteries, having had coffee in a venue with electricity.
But my wife was one step ahead of me (as usual). She’d gone out and hired us a generator. And you know what? I don’t have light, or hot water, or a microwave oven that can turn on (although I think that plugging some of those into the generator may help). What I do know is that I have a wireless network up and running, plugged into a DSL line that’s working because the telephone company installed a battery unit into the exchange box down the road this morning.
Life in Africa….. it doesn’t get any better than this.

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