I was walking from the parking lot to my office the other day when I glanced up and saw the power pole that serves our building.  I usually try to ignore ugly stuff but for some reason, I decided to look up when I heard the flapping of wings.  Air-borne rats (aka pigeons) are dangerous creatures when you walk underneath so I wanted to be able to dodge their bombs.  So, I looked up and noticed this monstrosity hanging on the pole above me.  It always makes me wonder who decided it was a good idea to hang so much stuff on a single pole and who the unlucky person is that gets to work on that mess.  It’s funny though, how important electricity is in our lives…why else would we tolerate such a mess?

Ugly utility pole

Anyhow, I am still without power at the executive deer stand.  You may recall that we installed the meter base and trenched the conduit in September.  The system was inspected without problem and we have been waiting ever since.  I know things like this take time and I also understand that this installation is rural and somewhat hard to access, but it’s not that hard to get to.

New porch light

I have talked with the power company guy several times and he is very nice and very apologetic but I surely wish I could get good news soon!  We have spent time the last few visits wiring the interior components in hopes that our work will somehow bring about the electric elves to fire up the connection to the power company.  I am losing faith in that idea but we toil onward!  And really, it’s ok.   I think the exterior plugs look nice and the porch lights around the doors look classy.

New porch light Outdoor power socket

We added a big spotlight at the peak of the roof to scare off raccoons and zombies and other magical creatures.  For now though, I am still powerless as far as power goes.  We have done well building the place using only a generator but once I got the meter base set, I can barely function without “real” electric.  Funny how that works isn’t it?

6 thoughts on “Powerless

  1. Warren, I tweeted about our phone issues, and then I liked Frontier on Facebook and sent them a message. I don’t know if either action helped, but within a week the supervisor called to say they were going to put in all new line to our house! The fweakin’ squeakin’ wheel, I guess. Try it though—might work for you.

  2. Reminds me of my youth when we used to go camping all the time down south where we vacationed. We had lots of good times. Then my parents bought a cabin in the area and we got electrified. Now when we are down there and the electricity is out, it seems so hard on us. We have to cook out on the deck with our campstove?! I understand how you feel!

  3. What about solar or wind power so that you don’t need the power company. At least call them and threaten them with that if they don’t come soon.

  4. I am tempted to threaten that but I think they know most people can’t really afford to fully outfit a place to be only solar. It is def our mid-term plan to be off grid but for now, I just can’t and I figure they know it

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