The power was out since last night

by Adam

It was a super busy day yesterday, going up and down site doing isolations  Near the end of the day, there were a few power outages.  At the last one, I left work and went to my room, and realised that there was no power.  So I went to the gym for stretching, and it was dark in there, many people, exercising in the dark, with many mosquitos.

I went outside to stretch on the volleyball court in the dark and enjoyed the stars (and mosquitos), then joined Ray and Jacu shooting the basketball in the dark.  Went to dinner after that, sticky, dirty and sweaty.  The canteen was lit by backup lighting, so we were eating in the dark.

After dinner, I went to my room and was pleased to find that there was still running water for a good shower.  After my shower, I went to Room Z, where we usually game, and there was power in there!  Some were playing Starcraft, while I played internet and some DOTA with Ray.

Went back to my room and into bed.  No lights, no internet, no distraction, and no charge to my phone.

I left my door open at night while I slept, and in the morning, slept very lightly.  I felt as if I had overslept as I could hear other people’s alarm clocks ringing, and many footsteps outside.  I checked my phone and saw that I still had battery and it was only 4:30am.  Went back to sleep until my alarm.  I tried to shower but there was no water, so I went to breakfast and saw many people there looking fresh and well rested!  Must be the benefit of having no electricity.

Got to work, still no power at the office, went out to field to do some isolations.  Got back to the office later and there was power.  After lunch went back to the office and the power was out again.  I heard that there was no power at the camp still…  Super busy and tiring afternoon again, but when I finished work, was told that there was power at camp again.  Went to my room, had a shower, and then went to dinner.

Now I am in Salle Z watching a movie while I write this!