Out of Juice

Being in the field sometimes means being energy challenged, whether it be the assortment of battery operated gadgets, or just being beat from really long work days and days on end of road trips.

Today, just when I was starting to feel like I myself needed a break (after five days of driving and meeting with donors on a field visit), I also realized that everything but my torch light had a completely dead battery.

This morning I awoke to have a critically low battery, and no generator on to re-power.

Then my iPod was nearly out of juice and only lasted about half of our drive today.

Lastly my camera ran out of my good American batteries yesterday and were replaced with the backup ones I’d bought here. They may have come in a nice looking package, but they lasted less than a day. Then the second set wouldn’t even take a single photo. Each 4 pack was $10.

The silver lining is that my colleagues had juice to make up for my low reserves, and took the above photo when my camera was dead on arrival. Hopefully I can find batteries soon to share my other photos.

Now I’m just wrapping up my work day at 12:01am and am out of juice myself!



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  1. 'Drea on March 10, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Great *Kodak* moment…

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