Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Power problems

We're batting a thousand this week. Our power has been off and on for the last three days. Storms moved through on Sunday and blew trees down on the lines. The power was off for about 10 hours.

A mischievous squirrel farted on the lines yesterday. I'm guessing that's what it was because there was not a cloud in the sky. The power was off for four hours.

I had a content meeting at work today. While I was away, our great nephew Jordan and his mom came over. He was out on the deck when the wind began to blow. He noticed the powerlines that run by the house and on to the barn were fizzing and arcing. It freaked him out. A moment later, the power was off. Jilda called and broke the news to me during my drive home.

Typically when I report a power outage, there is no way to talk to a human. This time when I called to report the problem, I reported a dangerous condition. BINGO. It transferred me to a living, breathing person.

Less than an hour later, there was a technician from the Power Company at our house. I showed him the issue with the lines to the barn, and about 30 minutes later, that problem was resolved, and our lights were back on.

I'm hoping this does the trick.


  1. Maybe you should consider installing solar power. Solar panels are expensive, but they say authorities encourage going solar by helping finance the project.

    1. We are giving that serious consideration Duta. I’ve wanted to do it for a long time but it may be time to make the commitment.

  2. Sparking, arching and popping DOES indeed call for a 'Dangerous condition!' Good for you!
    It does and should get their attention.
    Be safe and hope the electricity stays on at least a week!!! ;-)

  3. Ok, I’m glad it was found and you need to thank Jordan for spotting this, this could have been serious but I a. Glad they came out so quickly

  4. Fingers and toes crossed the problem has been resolved.
    We also want to go solar but the expense is holding us back.

  5. I'm glad that Jordan was aware enough to say something. And that he didn't try to get a closer look.

  6. How wonderful to speak to a human and to get such fast action. All though we have many trees in our community, all our power lines are underground which is a good thing and that keeps us from losing power more than not.


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