On Tuesday morning as I was getting ready to go to work, NEPA/PHCN took light by 6am on the dot. That was very weird because they usually leave it on till about noon, take it then restore it around 8 or 9pm. So as soon as it happened, I knew something had gone wrong.
When I got home that day, NEPA had still not restored power. And yes, I still call them ‘NEPA’. Can’t seem to flow with the ‘PHCN’. Sleep that night was t-e-r-r-i-b-l-e especially with the heat. My God!
It was the same story when I got back from work on Wednesday. Then I started praying – praying that the transformer had not blown, praying that some wire somewhere had not fried, praying that someone would not wait a whole week before going to the NEPA office to complain, praying that God would do a miracle and make everything all right.
I was watching a video on my phone when the light bulb in my room flashed! I jumped up from the bed because I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was elated!
(Yes, the exclamation marks are necessary.)
Now, this is the reason I decided to write about this – there is this feeling I get whenever NEPA takes light and restores it. I feel like nothing is impossible. I feel like all is finally well with the world and in the world! I feel like I can iron 50 clothes in 5 minutes. I feel like I can fill all the buckets and drums with enough water to last a year. I feel like I can forgive my parents anything.
I feel like I can conquer the world!
Meeeennnn! Do you understand what I am saying? Do you feel me? I mean, do you know what I am talking about?