It is amazing the way the poles are installed. Last week there was a dig in the back yard using high pressure water and the residue was all sucked back into a ‘sewer’ water truck. No mess at all. Today the pole arrived along with a massive, and I mean massive, crane. The crane is capably of lifting 110 tons!
A hydro worker climbed up the existing pole and discounted the wires and did whatever he had to do there. However it was only the hydro wires that he worked on. The telephone and cable conduits are still there. No doubt next week when we have another scheduled shut down those wires will be connected to the new pole and the old pole removed.
Once the wires had been disconnected and everything was a go. The crane which was parked at the entrance to our driveway and lifts the pole, vertically over the house, then threads it between the wires and then threads it between the existing wires.
All of this done while we were under a special weather advisory because of significant snowfall of between 5 and 15 cm of snow.
Lunch was a meet up of our usual Wednesday group of Old FARTS at the Legion in Vanier. Today’s special; fish and chips or a club sandwich. There is also a limited menu if neither of these hit you fancy. A small group today because most of the regulars have headed south to escape a bit of winter.
I also have 2 tomato plants sprouted for my experiment number one. You will have to check that out under: EXPERIMENTS > 1st EXPERIMENT