04.21.13

BIG happenings at home

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:15 am by Lauretta Crites

Road closed indeed!

Road closed indeed!

This was the scene in front of our house the other day.  Heavy trucks setting up an encampment trapping me in my home, blocking off the entire end of my street.  I though they were going to do something with the light pole out front – but NO the plan was to shut the power off for the day and replace the power pole which sits very snugly behind my studio.

Tight squeeze

Tight squeeze

This required that they lift the new electric/phone pole from the street over the lawn, house, backyard and studio… well over 150 feet.

getting ready to lift the pole

getting ready to lift the pole

up and over

up and over

It really was quite spectacular to be under that crane arm as it went over the house, the enormous pole looked like a tiny cross up there in the sky.

tying in the new lines

tying in the new lines

The sad part is after a few days no one is removing the old pole… so now I have twice the visual clutter, but what can ya do? With the power out I finished the handwork on a binding and was grateful to my iPhone 5 for company and podcasts!

 

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