Yesterday Gertrude and I were talking about electricity. Gertrude had the opportunity to visit one of the local dams providing electricity in Zambia. She now appreciates how the systems work and when the 'brown outs' happen locally, she knows that at this time of year it is because the water table is lowering throughout the dry season and so our electricity becomes scarce. Ng'ombe is dealing with outages nearly every night from 5pm to 11pm - the cooking hours. Thank God our grandmothers have their stoves to manage dinner!
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