and the lights went out. part…i’ve lost count

It was 4 o’clock yesterday. I had just finished (finally) reorganizing my room and finished the load in the washing machine. Something was telling me to iron my clothes for the next day. That nagging feeling did not go away but instead I chose to watch a comedy series on my laptop. I pretty much did nothing apart from applying menthol to my chest intermittently throughout the day in the hopes that the following day I would be ok to go back to work. Yep, boredom has kicked in and I actually want to go back to work.

Four hours later and my A-C suddenly went off, the lights at the back of the house off and I could no longer hear the sound of my fridge. We’ve entered into 2012, a new beginning yet the same old sh***. I knew that this was going to be a long one but didn’t anticipate exactly how long it would be. Thankfully I still had a bit of juice in my laptop, I decided to save it for a while and go and visit my cousin. With a generator and dstv by my standards, that is living the life of luxury, and I wanted in on that if only for an hour.

So I went over there, had a couple of shots of whisky (for medicinal purposes) and an hour later it was off to bed. I was actually tired when I left his house, but with the heat and the cough, I just couldn’t get to sleep. I watched a couple of episodes on my laptop before that too finally gave up the ghost and so eventually I managed to force myself into a slumber.

Dawn came around again, still dark. I couldn’t risk having a cold shower when my body was still not fit for purpose. I decided to wait. It got to 8 when I went back to my cousins, same thing as the night before, the whisky now replaced with a can of coke (his kettle didn’t work, mine does but is of no use). I sat on the couch and fell in and out of sleep while my phone charged so at least I would have the internet for company once he chucked me out to go to work.

It is now 1pm, 15 hours without electricity. I don’t know how these people can be so mean. It is not like we would get a break in the bill, in fact it would increase without taking into consideration that there was a whole day spent without it.

Smother has taken my car to do her rounds which means I’m house bound, so I sit here trying not to drive myself crazy. Its hot, and very dusty outside, my spot at the junction is closed so I wait, patiently, for the lights to come back. I do hope that its soon.

Bring out the violins…

About efiasworld

A British Born Ghanaian navigating her way through life.
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2 Responses to and the lights went out. part…i’ve lost count

  1. Tony says:

    Hi, just discovered your blog…. Am loving it.. Sorry 4 the power cut. I work with them and we’re trying to get our act together. Would love some social non political commentary from u, and maybe some music, art, film critic on GH



  2. Elsae says:

    Ooo I didn’t know that in Ghana there were also this power’s problem … my bad ;(
    I was thinking that as you got many ” hydraulic dam ” you were out of needs


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