When I arrived back in Cuisnahuat three years after COSing we all joked that I blew into town with the "norte" the cool north wind felt in the region in December and January. Unfortunately for all of us, said "norte" blew down powerlines all over the country and a little town like Cuisnahuat was low on the priority list. Cuisnahuat did not yet have a water project but the family with whom I was staying had an electric pump on their well. With no electricity to run the pump and no refrigeration we hauled water back to the house from a spring outside of town and ate lots of fried potatoes and ramen noodles for the five days we were "sin luz." The family kept apologizing but there was no need... it's all part of the adventure of living in a developing country!