Thursday, April 05, 2007
Water and Electricity
The weather heated up the last few days, as expected for April. All the air conditioners in the city turned on at the same time. So... load-shedding, a fancy term for "It's your turn to do without electricity for a couple of hours." (Reminds me of a story by Sanjib Chattopadhyay where he goes to the doctor for with a back pain and is told it is spondalitis. He is impressed by the name, then remarks, when it comes to afflictions, the more impressive sounding the name, the more painful it is.) Then some power station caught fire, so... more load shedding. The power station fire apparently prevented the Water Supply from pumping water, so... two days without running water. Feels a little like that backpacking trip I took in the Sierra Nevada going four days without a shower :-). It's going to be a long hot summer.