This morning I was reading a blog post written by Lisa Brunetti about things she has had to adjust to living in rural Ecuador entitled, “Manana Means Not Today” See – http://playamart.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/manana-means-not-today/ Among other things, Lisa spoke of the problems she and her neighbors have with their spotty electrical power during stormy weather.
That got me thinking of an earlier blog that we posted entitled, “Rules and Regulations, Who Needs Them?” at https://johnandmarylivingitupinecuador.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/rules-and-regulations-who-needs-them/.
In that post I showed some pictures of electrical wiring schemes in Portoviejo and wondered how in the world the workers could repair damaged lines. We received quite a bit of feedback from people, especially some who work wiring houses and buildings, who could not believe the photos and wondered how the system could possibly work.
Last Saturday we were in Portoviejo and walked about downtown just about four blocks down one street and back up another. For some reason these wiring nightmares fascinate me and, just for fun, I thought I would share some of the photos I took in four blocks of downtown Portoviejo, Ecuador.
Some of you are probably thinking, “That’s not so bad.” Well keep scrolling down!
And my personal favorite:
Uh, oh… We have a problem. This might take two people to fix
Lisa, we will have that fixed for you… manana!
But, somehow, it all works!
Life is good in Ecuador!
Written by John