I hear that in America the electricity stays on all day, everyday. That must be awesome. That magical technology has yet to reach Costa Rica. We just experienced another romantic candlelit evening. At least this time we knew when it would go out. The paper said it would be out from 8:00 - 11:00, and it went out precisely at 8:00 and came on precisely at 11:00. Supposedly they are rationing the power and cutting it for different sections of the country at different times of the day. Somehow we got stuck with dark hours. It has been out for a portion of the last few days, and they say it will continue like this for awhile.
Car update - I bought a new battery, and the car now starts well and technically runs. But, there's still something wrong. It feels like its running on one cylinder.