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Thursday, September 24, 2009

When worlds collide, Part 2

Just when you thought it was safe to celebrate the feast of St. Michael, patron of the Maryknoll Brothers, next Tuesday with a Mass at 4:15 followed by a special happy hour in the 3rd Floor Rec Room and meal in the dining room BAM! Physical Plant announces via email today that once again all elevators will be shut off—you guessed it—from 5:00 p.m. to 5:25 to ensure no one gets stuck when all electricity is turned off from 5:15 to 5:20.

The Mass would just be letting out when, normally, guys would be migrating to the 3rd Floor for preperandials just as the elevators will go off line. How many of the guys do you think will (or can) climb two flights of stairs—in the dark?

I left a message on Br. Kevin's voicemail, who was out of his room, so there's no immediate reaction from him yet, but I don't foresee anything pleasant. I spoke with Pastoral Coordinator, Fr. Ernie Lukaschek, who had not been consulted by Physical Plant prior to their decision but since all have gone for the day, there's nothing to be done till tomorrow.


  1. Since your post, Physical Plant has rescheduled the brief power outage so that it does not impact Michaelmas. Given the well-deserved lauds that you heaped upon Health Services, may I humbly suggest a future post extolling the fine work of Physical Plant? You could start with light, heat and air-con, then jump off from there. Just a thought.

  2. Excellent suggestion! These men and women work behind the scenes to make our lives comfortable, safe and efficient. They will be blogged anon!