Take It Outside!

That's what we did last night at work. Twice. First, we had a power outage around 11:25 p.m. It was one of those outages where the power goes out, tries to come back on and then goes off again, leaving you with only the minimum emergency lighting. We went outside to the parking lot and waited for the power to come back on. The last time something like this happened was on New Year's Eve day, and the power ended up being out for a couple of hours. This time, we were lucky and it came back on after about 40 minutes. The outage affected a large area nearby, not just our building.

Then, near the end of the day at 6:20 a.m., the fire alarm went off. I was on my last break and just getting ready to go back to the workroom floor. Instead, it was outside into the darkness again. Fortunately, we were only out there for about five minutes.

Amazingly, we still managed to get our mail run and dispatched on time. I was just glad we didn't have the biohazard detection system go off for the trifecta. If it had, I'd probably still be in the parking lot wearing paper clothes.

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