From the January 2019 magazine.

Seeing the light

My first three months of sobriety, I rarely slept more than four hours daily. I had an El Camino, an Australian shepherd dog and a three-foot hole in the roof of my apartment where a fire had broken out. My apartment was a cold-water flat, as I definitely had no hot water. 

The fire must have done damage to the electrical system. So the electric company came to read my meter and they disconnected my service.

-- Michael K.

Wailuku, Hawaii

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