The Internet is Dead

So things in Egypt aren’t quite like things in the US. For instance, our internet stopped working a few days ago in our apartment. At first, we thought that our cheap landlord did not pay the bill or cancelled it. We were wrong. It wasn’t just our internet that stopped working, most subscribers to our internet service provider lost their internet. I’m not quite sure how that works, but apparently that’s the problem.

Anyway, so this means that I have very little access to the internet until it gets fixed. So, this means that I probably won’t be able to respond to e-mails and such on a regular basis. If you absolutely need to reach me, you can make an international call to my mobile phone here in Egypt. Dial 011+ 20 + 010 946 5931. I think that should work. According to the internet, the first set of numbers is to make a call outside the US, the second set is Egypt’s country code, and then the rest is my actual cell phone number.

On another note, our fridge has been broken for the past 4 days. I think our landlord might be getting a new fridge for the apartment. I just don’t trust refrigeration any more. I’ve stopped buying things that need refrigeration, which means that I am eating a lot of couscous, raisins, lentils, and take-out food.

Okay, well I need to get going. I have to write an exam for my students’ weekly Thursday exam. This week we have been learning words such as believe, dream, hope, decide, share, choose, feel, etc. We have also been putting together the different verb tenses (past, present, future).

Earlier this week my students wrote short essays about who they were and what they did in the past, who they are and what they do now, and what they hope to do and be in the future. It was absolutely amazing to hear their stories and dreams. They definitely have some great ideas for the future.