Last night around 1:30am the first power blackout of 2011 summer happened here in Changsha. I was awake and watching a movie when suddenly the air conditioning and lamp died, and my laptop cut to battery power . . .
I went to the bedroom and grabbed a flashlight I always keep on my nighttable and then went to our kitchen and grabbed candles and a lighter. I always keep a flashlight by my bedside in case of a blackout or fire (not being able to see in darkness and smoke can kill you).
Having a flashlight also has turned out to be incredibly useful for giving to our apartment handyman whenever he’s had to change a light bulb in the dark, lol, and, of course, to check for dead mice and rats in our kitchen after poison bait was put in place to try and get rid of them (last count, 10 dead rats/mice . . .).
Yesterday Julianne and two friends of ours headed out to Shao Shan to visit Mao’s birthdplace. Julianne is processing and editing pictures she took and I’ll link to a few later this week and share some of her stories. I, however, stayed home due to a shoulder muscle injury that has me trying to stay as immobile as is possible . . . after hearing about Julianne and the girls’ trip, though, I don’t think I missed much–more on that later.
Well, nothing really interesting happened today other than while walking to dinner tonight some nitwit walking down the street with a bicycle and loudspeaker decided he’d yell at the four laowai as we walked past him. I don’t know what he was saying but he had his cranky-face on and I imagine it wasn’t flattering . . . oh well.
Hopefully my shoulder will be back to 100% soon so I can go out and take more pictures for my blog. Last night was the first time in several nights that I was actually able to sleep for more than 2 hours at a time due to pain . . . hopefully tonight will be the same and the muscles will realign themselves completely and the knots will undo themselves too.
Wish me luck,