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'Twas the Night Before Christmas


'Twas the night before Christmas, when the house went dark
Not a creature was stirring as the fuse blew apart
The LED lights were hung around the house with care,
In hopes that the electric bill would be lower this year.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Minecraft danced in their heads;
And mamma with her iPad, and I with my Kindle
Had just settled down and starting to doze a little.

When out on the lawn there arose such a boom,
I sprang from the bed and ran across the room.
Away to the window my efforts relentless,
To see the cause of the noise and the resulting darkness.

The moon was the only light on new-fallen snow,
which gave the luster of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But BEC linemen with tools, showing no fear.

With seamless precision they were assessing the scene
to correct the problem they worked as a team
With one in a bucket and one on the ground,
it took only moments before the power was back on.

They spoke not a word, but went straight to their work,
wearing all the necessary PPE and a resilient look,
Neither rain or cold or darkness of night,
would slow these champions from restoring the light;

With the power restored, they politely asked
Is there anything else we can do for you before our next task,
Is your internet working and how about the heat?
We want to make sure you're happy before our work here is complete.

I thanked them with a nod of my head and a wave of my hand
As I knew that our Christmas day celebration would be grand.
They departed so quickly and quietly the names I cannot recall,
But the outstanding service provided is worth telling all.

2020 has been challenging for all and devastating for some,
And we are all glad its end is near, with better days to come.
So as the holidays approach, we think of our loved ones, so dear.



Posted: 12/1/2020 11:56:32 AM
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