Woke in the night to a BANG – pop, pop, pop, pop, pop
The outside lights flickered off, on, off, on ….. off.
Heavy rain had preceded this latest electrical burnout, apparently the fault of our neighbour who is tapping directly into the overhead power cable.
I really don’t need it.
Today I should be working hard. Instead the house girl is off sick with Malaria. Being without power means I’m having to light the charcoal stove to boil drinking water. But at least the Muzungu can light it now – thanks to Simpson’s charcoal-stove-lighting-lessons!
Everything just slows right down to local speed and I have no control over it.
Life in Uganda….
So today there is no power, no car and – for an hour or so – no drinking water.
I’m completely skint and I have to work out what my work priorities are to get them done in one and a half hours of laptop battery time.
I’m stuck in the house now until the mechanic arrives.