An Empty Stage and Taking a Dim View


In the latest performance of the Electricity Supply Commission, the actors have left the stage and the spotlights are off. The announcement came that due to circumstances never their fault they have had to implement Stage 6 of Loadshedding. We had never even heard of it, and didn’t know it could go that low. After investigation we discovered that this means a couple of hours (up to 4) of restful darkness two or three times a day.

We spent the morning in clearing a glory hole in one corner of the lounge, used as a play/work area by the kids. Cupboards and desks are to be installed there tomorrow to tidy it up a bit, so leaving it littered with junk was not an option.

Supper was rushed, and we only just made the evening deadline for our area. The afternoon blackout was spent at Geneva’s swimming lesson and in rain. Earlier, we had gone on a shopping expedition to a local supermarket with its own generators. Guess what, on my shopping list was a powerful 4XSize D lantern. I would have preferred a rechargeable, but all such animals have been hunted out to extinction.

Now I am battling to get back a draft of this post previously loaded, with photos. I think I will give up and rest my case.

© December 2019 Colonialist

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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8 Responses to An Empty Stage and Taking a Dim View

  1. Widdershins says:

    It just keeps getting worse, doesn’t it? 😦

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  2. I think all you need right now is an enlightened Pawkiss for a Happy Day🐾😽💞

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  3. Arkenaten says:

    As luck would have it, the game is now at 80 minutes and it looks like I’ll get to see the end …. assuming the power only goes off at midnight?
    And it is still raining up here. Can’t recall when it rained so much and for so long. Six days almost non stop.

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  4. disperser says:

    Sounds like a not-so-great way to go about one’s life.
    You’ve not said if this is temporary of the way life will be from now on. I hope it’s not the latter.

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