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Celebrate this Week : March 4, 2017.
Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 4.

I’m in Ecuador, celebrating power that turns fan blades and greenfrost.

My son said he had a short list of things that would help us experience true Ecuadorian living while we are visiting. One of them happened today: an unexpected, unexplained power outage during the hottest, stickiest part of the day.

It was the middle of the afternoon. The sun was ablaze. Not a breeze was stirring. Cooled by the floor fan and overhead fans, we were comfortable, playing a relaxed game of cards when the power went out. We continued playing, laughing, talking, and all the while hoping the power would soon come back on. Time passed and it remained off. We decided that the air outside might not be cooler, but perhaps it would be moving. So we opened the tall shuttered windows. It sure wasn’t cooler, but it did move against our hot sticky skin every little bit and give us some relief.

Before I go further, you need to know that in addition to the fans not spinning, the cold water filter could not work, the toilets could not be flushed, and the refrigerator door had to remain closed since we had no idea how long we’d be without power.

When we thought we could not endure another minute, the kids begged to go to greenfrost. I had no idea what greenfrost was, but the “frost” part sounded good to me. We packed the seven of us into their car that seats five, rolled down all the windows, and headed across town to greenfrost and a dish of frozen yogurt.

By the time we got back to the house, the fan blades were spinning again. Now I’m wondering, what other items are on my son’s short list for us to experience?


You really must come on over and celebrate at Discover Play Build with Ruth Ayres and others who have linked in to share their celebrations this week.

Thank you, Ruth, for hosting a place for us to celebrate with you!   #Celebratelu


Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for hosting
2017 Slice of Life Story Challenge