Sunday, 19 April 2015

Week 16 My Sunday Photo

Well it's been over 3 weeks since the air conditioning repairmen informed our landlady that they could no longer repair the existing unit and we'd need new ones installed.

After a lot of measuring, checking the fuse boxes, haggle over prices, finally the new units are being installed today. Hopefully this means we can get some sleep tonight with temps in the mid 30's.

Having lived in South Africa for 4 years prior to moving to Dubai, you'd think there would be nothing left that anyone could do to shock me, but unfortunately not.

There is now a lot of cleaning up to do, there is dust everywhere, despite covering everything with sheets first, but hey ho, at least the 3 bedrooms will be cool enough to work in.

11 comments:

  1. Is that the earth he hasn't wired up? Foreign wiring looks so strange. I've gone the last 2 summers without our aircon and according to wikipedia Dubai temps are similar to Western Australia temperatures, so I truly feel for you.

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    1. he used a screwdriver to open up the earth socket then just pushed the other two wires in the holes, scared the life out of me and as for the cable that had been repaired with bare wires

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  2. Gulp, safety first. Health and Safety would have a field day with this

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. and i thought South Africa was bad

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  3. Hope you get it sorted soon.

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    1. all sorted now, just need to learn how to use the remote so its switches on and off

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  4. Hope it is all working again now, a little electrics outstanding then!

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    1. all done but they left a right mess outside

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  5. Oh I can relate to your trauma's Suzanne,
    I was an expat for 24 years and there's one sentence that sums up that experience.
    "I've seen life" it's good and bad ;D
    I hope you're enjoying cooler times. I remember leaving Qatar as soon as school broke up... to cool of and see family and friends in the UK. At least you'll be ready for those August temperatures now.

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    1. thanks for the comment Nessie, I'm back in the UK tomorrow for 2 weeks and I'm spending Ramadan in Canada, otherwise I'm hibernating...lol

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  6. Woah! That's looking pretty dangerous to me, and I'm no electrician. Hope you get sorted soon

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