Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Another not-so-great thing about this base?  Scheduled power and water outages.  They normally occur for 5-6 hours on a weekend day, and usually, they are pretty well spaced out.  But not this week.  This week we will have TWO power outage days.  All non-essential activities are cancelled-so that means no school for W.

As my friends and I were panicking and scrambling to figure out what to do with these kids for 6 hours (parks were not an option as it has been raining continuously for 5 days), I thought about the fact that for a long, long time-there was no such thing as electricity.  And people had children and they didn't lose their minds raising them.  We are just so used to constant stimulation from TV, movies, and even music that even a few moments of quiet seems like torture.  So I am trying not to complain and look at it as a positive time for my son.

But I can't cook.  Can't do laundry.  Can't open the fridge to feed my boy.  And this will happen twice this week.  I guess I should expect this though.  After all, you get what you pay for-and we pay no utilities here in Turkey. 

So life goes on this week.  Just a little quieter and darker for the time being.


  1. Have you survived? :) Holy cow, that would be tough though because, like you said, you can't cook or even open your fridge. :( Anyway, was just thinking about you and wanted to let you know. I hope you and W had a great time together.

  2. We are good. I was just really annoyed :). Thanks for checking up on us!! Happy birthday to Parker!!