This was the scene on my street this afternoon. When I said in the last post that I was washing some clothes today, I forgot to add "until the washing machine stopped". Apparently the sub-station blew up this afternoon. Well, I say "blew up" but that's perhaps an exaggeration from my mate David whose house is shielded in this photo by the trees. In any case, the firefighters had the street cordoned off and we had no power for an hour or so. Something that was not quite as annoying to me as it once would have been. Anyone who read my Sri Lankan blog will understand why it was merely a minor inconvenience today! And let's face it, I am never likely to complain when my street's filled with firemen!