A Cheer for the Guys Keeping the Power Lines Up in this Storm!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by welsummerchicks, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    Talked to a guy that works on the power lines, he was buying new hiking boots, and stocking up to leave his family, to go work on the power lines for the next 3 or 4 days. After they get done fixing all the downed lines in the NE of this state, they're subcontracted to another state, so he won't be getting a lot of rest for a while!
  2. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
  4. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2010
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
  6. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    [​IMG] They fly my BIL all over the U.S. to work on lines in emergencies. It's a tough, dangerous job, and I'm so thankful for all the people that get the job done.
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
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    I used to work for NECA IBEW and I'm always thankful for the jobs they did. Its hard and grueling work, particuarly the winter of 2006 which it was a wake up call for them.

    Even today, I don't know HOW in the world they put up with sub zero temps with windchill factors of -15 degrees in the bucket installing the lines. [​IMG] EVen the best of Carhart coats can not make them warm enough!
  8. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    My brother is on a crew coming to help. People up here were so nice and came and helped them when Katrina hit and they see it as a chance to repay the favor.

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