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Rain over, no bombs either

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We've had an interesting time, moving house in-between the rain. My friend had to pack everything in chests, and pack his futons as well, in preparation for 4 months of absence. Everything was very damp, and you can't pack damp things. Fortunately, the day before departure, the rained stopped and we mounted a major laundry operation. The next day, the sun was out and when the house owner arrived to take over, we were still drying everything on the terrace.
Because of the storm, we had water in the electric inlet. It started smoking wildly but we couldn't turn anything off, as the main switch was after that point (!!!) and soon enough a small fire broke out on the outer wall of the house. We were without current from then on, which is ok except no electricity means no water, as it gets pumped out of the well.
There were quite a few mix ups between the electricity board and the electrician over who does what, but we moved in to the neighbour's house, also a friend on holidays, where there was still a tankful of water to last us 3 or 4 days - which is exactly how long it took to fix everything.

All is well now, and suddenly rather boring. But this morning the rain started again.

ps, you've all heard of the killings in Mumbai. There were more deaths here from the cyclone, but it didn't get coverage. All ok now.
8th Dec 2008, 09:54   | tags:,,,,

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Jane Doe says:

Scarey stuff, glad you're ok now.
Interesting point re the disparity of news reporting

8th Dec 2008, 12:00

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