I was looking forward to coming back to Lagos. I had missed my bed, the dog and of course, LagosDad.
But getting here and being here has left me broken.
Checking-in was a nightmare, as usual. Our luggage was over our allowance by 7 kilos. Considering our allowance was 120 kilos, you can imagine how much luggage we had! It took ages to sort all that out (by sort out, I mean pay for).
I was frazzled before I even got on the flight.
Then Vinay was sick on the plane again. Just like when we left Lagos for Dubai. I think I must have been right – it has to be airsickness, even though the doctor said it wasn’t possible.
When we arrived in Lagos, the airport was in complete chaos. They’re doing some renovations, so all passengers have to walk through departures to get to the arrivals hall. Is it just me, or isn’t this a huge, HUGE security risk? The immigration queue was ridiculous – people pushing, shoving and shouting.
Luckily LagosDad arranged for our luggage to be collected and brought home to us. And thank God he did. The flight landed at 6 pm and the man called at 9 to say he’d only just collected the last piece.
Of course once we got home I found out that the inverter wasn’t working and that there had barely been any power over the last three weeks. The batteries on the inverter needed changing, but LagosDad hadn’t sorted it out. And he still hasn’t.
The generator takes longer and longer to start each time it needs to be switched on, and it makes me so nervous. If the generator doesn’t work, it’s not like we have the inverter for back up! The guys are apparently coming to service it tomorrow.
So, basically – we have spend the last four days without power. No Internet. No TV. No music. Nothing.
The generator comes on at night (after many tries), so that’s ok. I’m just hoping it lasts the night.
V has been off school from the 25th June. And he doesn’t go back until 9th September. Isn’t that a bloody long time?
I put him in summer camp for three weeks (three mornings a week), we spent three weeks in Dubai and now what do I do with him? The camp he was in is over. I went to see another playgroup and *hated* it. The children (about twenty of them) were all in one classroom – ages ranged from eighteen months to four years, and when I went in – they were all doing the same thing! I was absolutely horrified.
Vinay’s third birthday is in a couple of weeks and his party the week after – I’ve got a lot of organising to do – but haven’t done anything yet.
I’m feeling stressed and wish I’d never come back!