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Happy Labor Day

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This morning I put pictures up from yesterday’s Island Academy fundraiser at Pedro’s – it was a great time. I still need to add the text, but I’ll fill that in over the weekend.

It’s Labor day in Belize, and I decided to take the day off. This evening I got around to doing some work on the school blog with an April update and May wish list.

Paul, aka tacoboy, pointed out an interesting post on the message board this afternoon.

Here’s the short version: BEL (Belize Electricity Limited) buys electricity from a hydro-power company in Mexico. The Mexican company announced that due to problems with their own power plants, they’re going to suspend the sale of power to Belize for 4 months, starting now. BEL advises customers to be conservative in their use of electricity. If Belize has no power at all for the next 4 months, we may want to anticipate and prepare for frequent an prolonged lapses in power.

Monel just rang me on coconut phone after reading same post, and asked if I thought it was going to happen. Although I’m not sure if it’s totally confirmed, I won’t  be surprised if it does. In any case, it can’t hurt to get flashlights and a crank radio in order. Luckily, we are close to Banana Beach, as they have a generator.

For all those of you in the Lime Challenge, tacoboy and I took a hit for you today, and enjoyed a delicious high cal meal. We decided to make a late breakfast at home, and had bacon with real maple syrup on it. Also had some eggs (fried in same pan after the bacon was made), cilantro, home made garlic fries, and toast. YUM.

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