It's another sunny day here in Bernville,Pa. Yesterday I worked but it was like Spring. I think it got up to 60.
Last Saturday a truck knock out our power lines at 5 PM and I immediately called the power company and reported it. Then took a long walk down our driveway/road which is about a 1/4 mile and saw one pole was cracked at top and lines were laying down on the road to the old mill.
When the light company guy got there he found out he needed the big trucks and he said the line on the road was cable not lights so I went back and called the cable company and "tried" to first get a real person to talk to, then I talked to 3 different people , 3 different times because they kept saying that they would send a teck to the house on Monday the earliest.
I kept trying to tell them it wasn't at my house and that it was a hazard because the pole was broke and the lines were on the road and bla,bla,bla but......I am sure you know how it goes.
I was awakened at 3 am to 4 trucks from the light company working ongetting the electric restored, apparently when the pole was broken out at the road it had pulled lines away from the pole half way down the drive. They had to go down by the creek to re string a lineor something. Power came back on shortly. Hats are off to the electric company.
Cable, that's another story. I received a text telling me that my appointment is for Monday. So, I called again (This was all on Monday) and explained it again (including the pole story) to her and saying,it is not at my house etc., etc. I also told her that I am cancelling my cable which she said that they were having technical problems and can't do that now AND they can't get in touch with the guy who is on his way to my house,(I guess no cell phone?) but I said I was taking my equipment back to their store and hopefully they can do it from there. She said maybe they could.
When the poor cable guy got here finally late Monday, I took a walk with him, explaining all I had tried to do, pointed to the top of the broken pole and he said,"Oh,WOW, that's bad. I have to get the bucket trucks here. Which eventually they did but then they left without fixing it until late yesterday. (Tuesday)
I went earlier in the morning on Monday to our library and got a "hot spot" from them and it worked great so I will be renting it from them for $50 less a month and getting everything (except cable tv) and that is the "Happy Ending" to a long crazy weekend.
Here's to keeping it simple.