Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Some Good News
Generator Sound on Vimeo
In the spirit of reporting the good, the bad and the ugly, here's some good news.
Thankfully, we repaired our generator a while ago, and are sleeping well at night. It cost about $400 for a new piece, and another $400 for one month's supply of diesal to run the generator. Very pricey for the diesal, which normally should have
cost one sixth of that price, but we're happy all the same. Here's a clip of the sound of our generator outside of my aunt in law's backyard (where it sits). Just so that you get an idea of the beautiful noise that our neighbors wake up to in the morning and sleep to at night. Just adds noise pollution to the whole mess here, but at the moment, it's music to our ears.
On a more important note, after a few days of having the electricity go down to one hour on every ten hours, we have improvement!!! For the first time in a loooong time, the electricity came on yesterday for two hours, off for four hours, the whole day. And today, we are experiencing the same improved schedule (On hours: 8-10 am, 2-4 pm, 8-10 pm, 2-4 am). We won't count our chickens before they have hatched, since we have had such highs before that are quickly deflated, but in the meantime, we are enjoying it and being thankful. If this schedule does keep up, then, this new Minister of Electricity has scored a major point with the Iraqi public!