Tonight we don’t have electricity. We don’t know exactly where but somewhere a line was cut again and since morning there is no light and no internet. For a while our inverter could cover the electricity but that only worked for some time. After that we needed to switch the computers off to save some battery to do at least the things which are definitely necessary such as uploading today’s diary with our emergency internet connection.
So this is what we are doing now. I actually like this. I like it when in winter there is no electricity, things work with candles and fire and people gather together to talk, to be together and to listen to each other. If the internet and the computer could work without the electricity so that our work could go on, then I would really prefer to spend the time like this.
Of course, electricity has brought us many advantages and nobody would want to miss it completely for example in summer when it gets so hot that you need a refrigerator and a fan. But of course it would work without, too, as it has worked years ago and as it is still working in villages all over the world. So this will be all for today, we will hurry up to get the diary translated and uploaded before the battery is gone.