Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Electricity - Part II

I woke up this morning to a second day of rain which we are finding kind of strange. No, not the rain but we were told that the rainy season ended the last day of July. During the month of July(the rainy season), it only rained parts of three days and that was it. The forecast is for 100% chance of rain until Friday when it is supposed to be partly cloudy with a return of the rain for Saturday and Sunday. Now this sounds like the rainy season. It's funny as I type this I'm listening to my IPod and what comes on but the Carpenters' "Rainy Days and Mondays." I have a ton of tunes from the 70's and I love listening to all those great songs.

Back to the electricity issue, I waited all morning for the air conditioner guy to come and he never did show. My Korean language instructor came for our lessons at 1:30 p.m. and as I buzzed him into the building, the electricity went out. Thank goodness he was here! He called the building management after I explained to him what had been going on. This time they sent up two guys and they did get the electricity back up again. They turned on the air conditioner and let it run for a few minutes. When they turned it off, there went the electricity. They managed to get it turned on again when the air conditioner repairman finally showed up. I guess 2:00 p.m. is considered morning here. He took apart the air conditioner as the two building repairmen sat cross legged on my living room floor watching him. I found it fascinating. There were conversations going back and forth in rapid Korean with my teacher chiming in once in a while. They wanted to know things like did I plug the air conditioner in another outlet(No). Did I touch any of the buttons inside the unit (I didn't even know they were there).

Finally, after over an hour, the air conditioner repairman said that there was nothing wrong with the air conditioner and the two building repairmen said there was nothing wrong with the apartment electricity. This was communicated to me through our relocation agency via the phone since my teacher had finished our lessons. Excuse me! So right now I'm thinking we are still going to have problems but who really knows. Maybe with all their dinking, it was fixed. I'll keep you posted. I did learn the most important Korean words. No, not kimchi, I learned to say in Korean "I don't know." My teacher thinks I will use that a lot. Yah think??!!!

2 comments:

CreekHiker said...

I'm so proud of you!!!! Taking Korean lessons, dealing with crazy repairmen...you go girl!

Hey, I got the website up yesterday ;-}

Becky said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I think I need to be here 100 years to learn the language.

Great website! I need lessons. Mine needs serious updating and my webmaster (Curt) is too busy for me to give him more work.

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