... to practice the fruits of the Spirit.
After our first day back to teaching after our elephant experience, all I wanted to do was to go home and put my feet up (literally, above my head to help the swelling go down). However, when I get home and turn on the light switch, I hear "bap-bap-bap" coming from the fuse box. Oh dear, that's not good. I check around and unplug the things that don't NEED to be plugged in. I check the fuse box, and none of the breakers are tripped.
But the lights and the air-con that I tried to turn on were NOT on. I called our administrator and asked her to have one of the maintenance guys come over. A few minutes later, everything came back on, seemingly like nothing had happened. I call her back and tell her not to worry about the maintenance guy coming. Less than two minutes later, I was calling her again to say that everything had gone off and the fuse box was now buzzing.
Matt came home about an hour later from the store, and the power had gone on and off about 6 times. Matt left again to do some school work, so I stayed at home, reading in the dark (most of the time). By the time the maintenance guy came, I was upside down on our couch, with my feet up, and the lights/ air-con were briefly on. He looked around for awhile but seemed confused that he had been called. I had no way to communicate with him, and in my awkward position, it took me awhile to get up. By the time I got up, he had left. I thought he would come back, but he didn't. I hobbled to the staff room to enjoy some coolness--and, of course, internet. :) But we went back to the house when we were ready for sleep... the good drugs that we're on make me really sleepy.
I found myself flashing back to Uz and the many times of NO power at all there. I'm thankful for every 30 minutes or so when the air-con and lights do come on for a few minutes at a time. But it was a weird evening. It took forever to get to sleep since our room was over 90 degrees. But, we did get to sleep, and when I woke up this morning, my leg wasn't half as swollen as it was yesterday evening.
We can be thankful for things like that!
Unfortunately, the head maintenance guy just came back from checking out our house and said, "we've got a big problem." Oh dear, that's not good.
He's calling to power company in. Hopefully they'll be able to figure it out. In the meantime, Matt and I will enjoy being in our classrooms today with full power--and air-con! :)