Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Lawd Have Mercy It Be Hot PT III
One night in early August of the lords year 2000 and 6, for the 3rd time in a month the good people who live on 16th and C streets N.E Washington DC lost their power once again(including yours truly). The only difference between this time and the other 2 times was the heat. Although it was hot on the prior 2 occasions this time the power went out on the hottest day of the year, were talking about 96% plus at 11:00 pm at night. So once again when it first happened I went outside on the porch and saw people on their front porches as well.
My neighbor who was very annoyed sat on her front porch next to mine, stating that she was tired of this. Fortunately for her and the rest of her family they had family in Maryland they could go stay with until the power came back on which they had done the last time the power went off.I however had no relatives in Maryland I could stay with, so having to go to work the next day I went back upstairs and tried to get some sleep.
Immediately upon laying down in my stifling apartment, I once again began to understand what the poor crab cooking in a pot must feel like. I tried not to think about how hot it was but no amount of imagination could change the boiling hot reality that it was indeed stifling and I was going to suffer until the power came back on. Fortunately this night the power didn’t stay off for longer than an hour, bringing relief to all of the people of 16th N.E Washington DC. I think its safe to say that everyone one on 16th were much happier campers when the power came back on. Hopefully this type of pestilence will never swoop down on the good folks of N.E Washington ever again, and for the rest of the nights of our existence we will sleep happily and peacefully ever after.