Thank god it wasn't the electrician!!!
Geez. If it's not MegaCable, or Tel Mex, what could possibly go wrong?
Oh. I know.
There are many, MANY things that I took for granted back home, and one of them was, the good ole power company. If your power shut off, there was always an 800, if not a local emergency number that you could call, INSTANTLY make a report, and have a technician out to your home within a few hours. Here, they "offer" you that same service. Except forget to answer the phone.
After visiting the local office in the morning, filing a report, and were guaranteed that it would be serviced that day, we returned late that evening to find again, no power. The fridge was no longer cold, but cool-ish. It was hotter than hell. And the kids.... smelled horrible. And there we were, at 9 pm, hungry, hot and smelly. After repeatedly calling CFE and no one answering. Kiddos and I took off for some good Oscarin's hot dogs, smothered with bacon, grilled onions, chile and whatever else you could load on that thing.... while hubby came up with a master plan.
And that's when he became a mexiCAN.
A quick stop over at Home Depot for 15 m of electrical wire and we were on our way to much needed showers and a cool airdry. Yes. My husband did something illegal. Surprised? Back home, he would have checked all the fuses and then waited patiently for the electrical company to arrive. But here? There are no guarantees. And certainly no guarantee that someone is going to come and fix the problem at now 10:00 at night. And with a somewhat pissy wife and two smelly children chirping in his ear, he hooked up the wire to the power box and jumped the fence to the neighbors (who just happened to move out the day before!) and WHOILA!!!!
Don't get upset. It was just for the night, to cool the house and save the remnants of our food. And hose off the kids. It was all disconnected by morning, when my hubby took the time and figured out the problem himself. (CFE never showed.) I never thought that we would approve of this radical method, but hey, my neighbor was stealing my internet.
So we're even.