The single teacher’s apartment building I live in, along with the Peace Corp folk, is one of the oldest on campus. Plumbing is a mess. Mold is a constant. Electrical wiring is iffy.
You’ll also remember that during the summer, new gas lines for our burners were installed. The plastic and rubber lines run every which way on the outside and inside of the building but it’s done and safer than before.
As mentioned before, the foreigner’s apartments have been re-done to look spiffy and up to a decent standard for living but when it came, 13 years ago, to update for Internet use, there was a dilemma. How to get phone line connections for each apartment when many didn’t use phone lines? Most just had cellphones.
This was the job of the China’s Telecom workers. A daunting task to figure out modern communication for so many old buildings in Luzhou but they did it. I was up and running efficiently when I first arrived and had the city’s ADSL Net installation acquired for my home.
13 years later? Well, no wonder I’m having trouble! (Thought I’d post this in a hurry before I was cut off, but I am thankful to have Internet connection at all.)