After dropping my daughter off at work this morning, I went by the beach and took a bit of a walk.
I was able to catch a whole lot of seagulls, just as they were taking off!
This morning, our power was hooked up to the garage and barn. Yay!
In order to detach the existing line from the old pole, the old pole had to be pushed down.
Despite being broken already, it was not easy to do! That core was still hanging on pretty hard.
That platform that broke off the top of the pole once held a bird house. My late brother built the birdhouse, then scrambled up the pole to install it, many years ago. We didn’t have a ladder tall enough to reach all the way, so he climbed the pole itself for the top few feet – somehow bringing the bird house and the tools he needed at the same time!
The new pole is even taller, so no normal vehicle going under there will ever get caught! And there’s almost no sag in the middle at all, either.
Then the power got hooked up to the barn, which meant new line from the main pole to a secondary pole, then to the barn.
So happy it’s finally done!
Unfortunately, there seems to have been an unexpected victim of the power being shut off twice while the work was done.
My husband’s CPAP no longer works.
It wasn’t on while the work was being done, but there is still power going to it. Perhaps a fuse got blown? No matter. It’s dead. And he just got replacement hose, nose piece and filters for it!
Thankfully, now that my husband is sleeping on a hospital bed, he can adjust it to sleep in an upright position; he should be able to breath that way until we can replace the CPAP. We do have insurance that covers most of the cost, but we’d have to buy it first, then send in a receipt. So that will have to wait a couple of weeks!