This morning I woke up at 2am feeling a bit hot and ready to grumble at the Aussie for turning the ceiling fan! Turns out he was also awake and that it was the electricity that had gone off and not the fan – good job I didn’t grumble I think poor guy!
To explain though we have an ongoing minor disagreement about my need for the ceiling fans, air conditioning etc to be on as often as I do. Whilst I have adjusted to the heat I just can’t sleep in 25 degree plus heat without the ceiling fan on and he cannot sleep with it on because of the sound and also because he gets too cold (though he does sleep!). Still if this is our only battle we’re doing pretty well I think.
Anyhow we have had a power cut now for about 7 hours and their expecting it to last up to a further 4 hours whilst they restore the problem. It’s affected the whole of Darwin right the way down to Katherine which is about 196 miles away according to google so it’s pretty widespread.
It was funny looking online at Facebook at 2am this morning until I drifted back off to sleep (turns out I can sleep without the ceiling fan after all ssssh!) and seeing all the complaint messages on the page for the power company but also understandable if your used to sleeping in air conditioning especially with young children who won’t settle because their hot.
The main problem for us was that our water works off a pump which runs of the electric which made having a shower tricky. However I was shown the shower which is literally a hose pipe linked to a shower head attached to a tree.
It was surprisingly pleasant even if the water wasn’t heated (which was handy given the hot sleep we had just had). I did worry about getting lost on the block as it was a bit of a windy path to get there but made it back in one piece!
I then got the news our office is shut until the power is back so am currently sat in the car at the beach watching the world go by which is a nice way to spend the morning.