Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I’ve Got The Power…NOT
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In the six months that we have lived here in San Jose, Costa Rica we have experienced periodic power outages, internet lapses, water shutoffs and phone disconnections. One of our utilities usually goes out once a week or so. But, seldom do any of the outages last more then an hour. However, it has never been as frequent as it has in the past 10 days.
In the past week and a half both the power and the internet have been out for some duration most every day. The power has not gone out for more then an hour and a half, but, has gone out as many as five times in one day. And, the internet has barely worked during that time.
Neither is a crisis. And, as we are fond of saying, “It’s not bad, just different.” These are simply inconveniences that we must learn to adapt to. We have learned the hard way to frequently save documents you are working on in the computer, and we have also perfected the joy of studying by flashlight.