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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Thank the Lord for Power outages

Well, living in Peru, especially our city, Cajamarca, you have to get used to having all day power outages. Let me tell you how a power outage can affect our day. In keeping with DandelionSeeds Thorny Thankyou tradition, Let me just thank the LORD for the following!:

  • First of all, I look at the clock on the microwave a million times only to keep on remembering that it doesn't work with no power.
  • The kids' get their Math-u-see video jammed in the VCR since it doesn't come on
  • I go to turn the computer on, but realize you won't be able to read AmblesideOnline e-texts online because the computer doesn't work without power and neither does the modem, and so you give up on doing 'school' because 90% of the stuff is online
  • Just when I think I'll call my mom to tell her, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and to get the recipe for bran muffins, I realize that the cordless phone takes power too
  • After finishing cooking all the ingredients to make pesto for lunch I go to use the blender to make the sauce... and I remember I didn't buy a battery operated blender
  • The washing machine doesn't work ...of course
  • and neither does the water heater
  • The cleaning lady can't vacuum
  • the kids' CD players don't work
  • After 6 hours, everything in the freezer is thawed out
  • everything in the refrigerator is no longer frigid
  • People constantly ring the doorbell and think we're not home
  • or people who know that we're home wail away, pounding with all their might hoping that we'll hear them (Micah knocked for about 10 minutes while standing in the rain).

In the morning, I asked the cleaning lady how long the power was expected to be out... she told me at her house it was out for TWO WEEKS!

:) Amy

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by DandelionSeeds (
Praying for you... thank you for sharing.

In Him,

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - Untitled Comment

Posted by nsremom (
Oh man. 2 weeks without a refrigerator? That would truly stink. Literally as well as figuratively. The doorbell thing I can handle as well as the phone. But I like food. :)

How is your husband doing with your missionary work? Is he gone most of the day? or evenings as well? Does he have a church building he goes to? I'm very interested in this.


Saturday, April 22, 2006 - no power

Posted by Jimmie (
So if you had no power, how did you blog it? It's not still out, is it? Yikes! We use gas to cook and to heat our water, so at least we can cook and take hot showers when our power goes off. I think our water goes off more often that the power. But in the very hot summer, when too many people use AC, the power stations will shut down parts of the city's electricity just to conserve. You never know when it will be you. When it is, you try to find an airconditioned supermarket to shop around in. :-)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - Hmmm...

Posted by Phil (
Wow! 2 weeks without power! That's amazing.

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