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Hello everybody, welcome to my Blog.
I've just gotten back from a rather busy but pleasant day at the workshop. (Setbuild) There are quite a few things going on in this country at the moment, rioting, monument defacing s, looting and pillaging, (called xenophobia here) and generally lots of accusations of racialism and colonialism. Most of these things don't affect Geoff too much in Johannesburg but some of them do, one in particular, load shedding. I don't know if you ever keep up with the news, I do. Well in this country we have a power supply utility run by the A N C, that's the African National Congress, the ruling party. This power utility, Eskom, cannot keep up with the increased demand for electricity, that's what happens when you make promises you can't keep. A quick note to those running for congress or parliament right now, watch your mouth. If you win you will be held accountable for those un-kept promises. Anyway, back to South Africa, the power stations are out dated and new ones are being built but they are beset with strikes and so on. What this means is LOAD SHEDDING. They choose certain areas in the country to suspend supply so they can cope with other areas demand, it's difficult to explain.
Well how this affects me is; yesterday and today power was switched off in Midrand, where I live, from 2 PM until after 6 PM. Now that doesn't only affect homes but businesses, and of course traffic lights. You have no idea.Yesterday it took me more than two hours to travel 27 kilometers, just under seventeen miles.
Living in Johannesburg has changed the way I look at life to a degree, but I'm still Geoff from the farm with my dogs and cats and fish. I still talk about God and Jesus. And to top it all, I'm still a writer and photographer.
Do yourself a favor, thank the Lord for your consistent power supply and be grateful that your country isn't going through major changes right now. I'm South African through and through and love this amazing place with it's incredible scenery and people. I have no desire to live anywhere else but that could change, I am after all a wanderer by nature and I love it.
Many blessings from Geoff in South Africa.