We got in, changed into something less, opened all the windows and chose our spots where we thought were the coolest. I took out my Chinese hand-fan and started fanning myself left and right. My housemate on the other hand, cooled herself down low on the floor where the carpets didn't cover.
The power was back on 30 minutes after our climb.
What was the lesson learned?
Always keep a bag of extra clothes with you, most preferrably in your car, to avoid unnecessary climbing adventure.
And of course, never take for granted what you're blessed with....like the power that works that elevator?
Oh...perhaps i should start running up the stairs again, just in case.