CFE in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico
Well, as I wrote about on Monday, the rainy season would indeed appear to be upon us.
Last night we had another amazingly dramatic thunder storm which woke my husband, myself and the dogs.
When I woke up I was wrapped in a maze of white gauzy cotton because for some inexplicable reason my husband had lowered the mosquito netting we have suspended above our bed. I thought this was a lovely romantic touch for our bedroom but apparently my husband thought it had a much more useful role.
The electricity went out with a large bang in the middle of this storm and I thought the generator must surely be in pieces and it would be a long time before we had power restored as high winds had also caused electrical problems in Chapala.
The lovely fans we had throughout the house, of course, all went dead making going back to sleep a difficult proposition indeed.
The first thing I do in the morning is get my coffee and plop myself down in front of CNN while I check all my sites on my laptop. I put the milk in the microwave to heat up for my decaf cappuccino and naturally nothing happened.
Laundry was out of the question and this was the day I had earmarked to wash 2 rugs and our duvet cover for the bed as the puppies had been bathed yesterday.
The dishwasher usually humming happily in the morning was eerily silent as was the fridge.
I was crestfallen without all my gadgets that are so much a part of my morning routine. I called my sister in Canada as luckily we still had one phone in the house that was still in working order and complained happily to her about my non electrical plight and then prepared to go for my walk.
First I called the office of Chula Vista to see what was happening with the electricity. I had already, to no avail, tried to get through to the emergency number 071 of CFE. I was assured that the outage had been reported and service would resume as quickly as possible. In the past this has given me no feeling of confidence as it has sometimes been hours before service was restored.
So you can imagine my delight when at 9:45 am I looked up in the kitchen and the lights were on! I was elated and ran to turn on my laptop and commence my morning rituals.
It would appear that CFE now has a much better grasp of identifying and fixing whatever problems might arise during the rainy season. I, for one are delighted with their progress.