The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3835361
Posted By: gnu
28-Jan-17 - 03:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Latest word was tomorrow between 10 and 11PM. I started hauling can goods to the basement and finished the last load, knowing all would be safe from freezing. I sat in my office for a well deserved smoke and a beer and... yup, my office lights came on. NB Power left an hour ago. I gave the boys a BIG thumbs-up and they gave it back.
Now they can join their buddies in NE NB. The poor buggers up there will be weeks getting power back on. I saw a video yesterday taken in Lamèque by a guy driving the main road... pole after pole after pole smashed and downed. The whole road, for miles and miles and it's all over NE NB. NB Power has to, essentially, "reinstall" the works... drill new holes for poles and all. Crews from NS, PQ, and ME are on the ground too.
It was eventful. Learned a few things, like, having home phone with a cable company means you can lose your land line when the power goes out and also your cell phone. That distressed Mum a great deal. Anyway, it was fun. The generator deal at Mum's was a big payoff for a ten year old investment. Greco XXL (32 slice) Grecoworks pizza has been ordered for the celebration. The box takes up every inch of one shelf in my fridge. I should weigh myself BEFORE I get it because I know I dropped some pounds during this fun time. Didn't even eat for the first day and a half... 'cept fer a few ales. We men types throw food to the wind when there is "work" to be done.