Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Let there be light!

Once upon a time At 5:55 this evening there was a bang, and then the electricity went out.  It flickered, came back on briefly, and then there was another huge bang.  Again the power went out, only to flicker again and come on once more - momentarily.  One more big, and final, bang - and the lights went out.  For good.

We ran outside and saw sparks and smoke coming from the transformer.  By the time I got my camera, however, it just looked like this:

The transformer at the top of the pole .
Bad transformer!

An hour later the cavalry electric company arrived.  
They backed the truck into the yard and right up to the pole.

My hero  A very brave man got into the bucket and went up....up....up....

He did some amazing complicated and dangerous electrical stuff.

I stopped taking pictures then, because dinner arrived.

And then the lights (and the air conditioner) came back on!

And they all lived happily ever after (I hope).

The End.

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