Yep, that’s the transformer that provides the proper voltage to my home hanging there. It’s the reason I’ve been AWOL for a while. Our transformer looked like this on Christmas day and we didn’t get power fully restored until New Year’s Eve (yesterday) around noon.
I am very thankful. I am thankful that my family made it through this weather event safely. I am thankful that a tree didn’t fall on the house. I am thankful that friends and family offered warm shelter to me and my family. I am thankful for a bath. I could go on but it would take too long.
I stayed at home and waited for the power trucks to arrive. Eventually, a group of guys from Georgia (two states over) drove their repair equipment up my street. (I was thankful for them too and told them so.)
Martin Luther would have been amazed. Actually, anyone living before the “age of electricity” would have been amazed. I must admit that it amazes me. I won’t go into details, but the phone guy that came out to assess the damage said that the pole was in one of the “hardest to get to” places he had ever seen. The guys from Georgia joked nicely that “this is the way Arkansans do things” and then proceeded to put a new transformer out on the main street before running new line. They cut the top off of the old pole and straightened her up. Maintenance will be much easier in the future.
Anyway, I’m going back to work tomorrow so I am spending the rest of the day with family. I probably won’t get back here until late tonight. And then there’s the email. I’ll look at that later.
I have checked a few of the blogs I frequent and see that I have a bit of reading to do. I am looking forward to that when time allows.
I realize that much of the world never gets a warm bath. Sometimes I think we have it too good in the USA. Maybe that’s the reason we have strayed so far from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
For now, I will be thankful that things are somewhat “back to normal.”
May our Lord’s Will be done in 2013.