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Pitch darkness greets me once again.

by MO_Thoughts2 on September 30, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I'm early in Monday arriving at the office at 5:50 am. For the last 4 weeks, the parking lot lights have not worked. The office / warehouse sits off the road, with woods cradling it on three sides. To make matters worse, the one door with a motion sensor light is messed up and my key doesn't work on it from the outside. So I have to go to the front door and walk 30 or 40 feet in the dark to the light switch. I'm alone here for 45 minutes.


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