I would love to tell you that Bermuda has recovered from the recent hurricanes and that life has returned to normal on our little island. For some people this is certainly true, but at the time of writing there are still 2,500 people without electricity and I happen to be one of them.
Don’t get me wrong, I live in a tropical paradise with one of the highest standards of living in the world and I appreciate just how privileged my life is compared to most people. But I have to say, living without electricity at this moment in time is really complicated. How ever did my ancestors manage to get their laundry done?
Oh right – they didn’t have to worry about powering up their laptop or reheating tea in the microwave so they had free time to wash clothes by hand …
I can’t tell you how many times I have walked into the bathroom and tried to turn on the light switch … and don’t even ask about the evening I left a glass of ginger ale next to the bed and wound up with a mouthful of ants when I tried to have a sip of it in the dark (yuck !!!) … And then there was that odd smell in the kitchen … I looked and looked around with a flash light and could not find anything amiss (I had emptied the refrigerator days ago so I knew it could not be that) … but it just sort of lingered … I won’t tell you how long it took me to work out that I had cleared the fridge and forgotten all about the freezer .. (double yuck!)
And the amount of stuff that I have to drag around with me … toothbrush, hair brush, make up, hairspray, flash light, laptop, Ipad, cell phone, dog food, 2 dog bowls, dog toys, bath towel, water, dog … and that is just to get out the door to work!
So if you are reading this, please say a little prayer for me that I get my electricity repaired soon. I am getting tired of taking all my showers at the office and I long for the day when I can stop eating takeout and buy actual groceries again.
Yes, I’m spoiled and cranky tonight – pray I survive this too (g)