Sometimes we just have to take a moment to appreciate the special place we live and the people who make it special.
When I came home from work this evening I found there was a localized power problem on my road. I reported it to a very nice lady in the V.I. Water and Power Authority's line department and not 10 minutes later a WAPA driver called for directions. The linemen came out and found the problem was more serious than I had reported and they had to return to the plant for a bigger truck and more equipment. They promised they would be back as soon as they could – and they were!
Not only did they do their job promptly and efficiently, but they were the kind of people who made me realize again why this is my home. They figuratively and literally 'lit up my life.'
I'm sorry I didn't get the lady's name who answered the phone, but she, along with Jermaine John, Derick Jeffers and Elric Vanterpool are the kind of people who exemplify the best of St. Thomas and WAPA should be proud! Thanks to all of you!
Mandahl, St. Thomas
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