The Climb

“Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb”

– – Miley Cyrus

All three elevators in 909 Kapiolani got shut down for a few days. Apparently, a broken sprinkler on the 36th floor flooded the elevator shafts. The Otis Company couldn’t do repair work until flood control crews dried the place out.

That’s a bummer when you live on the 33rd floor. Walking up and down from my parking space on the 4th added up to a 28-floor commute one-way (there is no 13th floor.) That’s half-way up Koko Head…

I felt especially sympathetic for our elderly residents and for those with small children (or large pets.) This unfortunate event even made the local news. Link to news report.

So what did I learn? Well, it took two whole days to finally switch from a briefcase to a backpack. Duh… But more importantly, I realized just how much I really do appreciate living here. From around the 12th floor, your legs start talking to you, “This building sucks.” Around the 24th, “Don’t cha hate it here?” But finally on the 33rd, I pull out a cold beverage and reply, “Nah. This is pretty good. Life is good…”

“I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going
And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on”

– – Miley Cyrus

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