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.