Monday, 28 November 2011
Dicing with Death
I received a couple of comments on my last blog post about whether the electrical supply to our house is faulty and whether this had contributed to so many appliances giving up this year.
Mr A and I had come to this conclusion around the same time as your comments arrived so we knew we had to do something about it asap.
New electricity cables have been underway in the village for a few months. Maybe this has something to do with it? Mr A was about to phone the electric company in Milas this morning to arrange for an electrical engineer to come out to check our house.
By coincidence, engineers are working outside our house this morning...attaching cables to the newly planted pylons. As you can see from the photo, they are again working without any safety equipment or harnesses. It makes me feel quite dizzy to watch them. Mr A asked if they would check our house today.
As they are clearly not bothered about dicing with death every day of their working lives, we were happy to let them fiddle about with the electric supply to our house if they could solve the problem. Rather them than us!
So two engineers have now checked thoroughly and according to them there is no problem with the electricity supply to our house, or inside it.
I guess I have to accept what I've been saying for years now...electrical appliances in Turkey are crap!