July 22, 2004

It's the dood, dude!

Here in Israel, at least in our neck of the woods, and I think in most places, we have a water tank heated mainly by the sun. This works pretty well, as long as there is sun, which is a given during the summer (nary a cloud).

But of course if you do a lot of laundry and dishes and heavy cleaning and everyone decides to shower within a few hours of each other, or it is winter and it has been raining steadily all day, well the hot water runs out.

And because most people don't relish cold water bathing, we have something called a dood; a hot water heater. I'm not sure that is what it is really called, but that is what everyone calls it, so...

The dood heats up the water.It can take 1/2 hr or more, but at least you don't end up bathing in ice. You have to stagger showers then so there is about 1/2hr in between, but that isn't such a big deal.

Unfortunately our dood doesn't work. Or, more aptly; IT KEEPS ON NOT WORKING! Turn dood on and all the electricity goes out! No hot water. No microwave. NO COMPUTER!!!!
And so we keep calling up the people responsible for fixing it, and they keep coming down and fixing it, and then it works for about a month and then; the DOOD BLEW A FUSE! And so does Rachel Ann.

So we call the people up to repair the dood, and they come and make noises with their hammers, and turn on the dood and everything blows and then they say it is the electricity. And then we call the people up to fix the electricity and they come and make noises with their hammers, and turn on the dood and everything blows and then they say it is the the dood. Are you sensing a pattern here?

This has been going on for the whole year we have been here. Every two months or so the dood doesn't.

I am starting to think I'll be 90 when they finally fix it and then next day they'll come in and replace it with the newest gadget, which will cost me my first born's child's first born's child's child. The newly installed dood, with all the latest gadgets will work for about three days. Tops.

Of course, I'm much better off than poor Zero Boss...


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