Already had to do it twice.
First, a few days ago I went for a run on the beach and came back very sweaty. (It's humid here.) Got back home and sure enough the power and water were off and my friend Eric was coming over in an hour for french tutoring. Hmm. What to do? Oh yea, there is a huge ocean a block away. C'est ma vie.
Today (9/10), and second, I was meeting Eric at the bank at 11:30. I hopped in the shower about 10 after and to conserve water I have been doing the village shower--get wet, turn water off, shampoo and soap whole body, turn water on, ahh so refreshing. Except, when in the one minute between the soap and rinse the power goes off and there's no water. No WAYYYY! Okay, I have to be at the bank soon so get going...to the ocean.
And then of course the main road to the bank was closed b/c the president is coming to town (see post). C'est dommage.
John Doces. Je vous écris de la Côte-d'Ivoire en Afrique.