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My Grandfatherrents live in a very exhausting country.

They live very simple lives. I visit them once a year and spend a month with them. I am typically amazed at how they live this way. For example, their electricity goes out a few times a afternoon. They have to run downstairs to turn on the generator when this happens. There are multiple things in their house that cannot work when the generator is powering the house. My nice friend and I can’t use the microwave or hair dryer with the generator, however we can use it with proper electricity. This has to do with the voltage of these items and how much energy they need to function. The generator can’t support them. My nice friend and I also cannot use the air conditioning unit when the generator is powering the house. This is genuinely tough for me to adjust to because they live in a very moderate and humid temperature. I am constantly sweaty during my stay with them. Some afternoons, we get genuinely blessed and the electricity stays on for the entire night. On those afternoons, we sleep comfortably with the air conditioning blowing on us. If the electricity goes out while we’re asleep, we wake up from the sweat and discomfort. It’s happened multiple times. They have fans throughout the house, however they aren’t nearly strong enough. The air conditioning makes the greatest difference. Regardless of this, I continue to visit once a year for a few weeks at a time. Nothing will stop me from spending time with my Grandfatherrents as often as possible.

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