1 Week Ago
Most embarrassing n frustrating power line fiasco for me was the last day, of a long and arduous removal contract, over a hundred plus trees, on main drags, all over the power lines, the last big tree done, crane loadin logs, I'm sitting down in my lounge chair takin off my tall boots, little brother's knockin out the last few skinny little euc fastigiates capable of hittin the primaries, as I told him to, with a groundie pushin, him felling them onto an old chain link fence slotted for demolition anyways.
But as fate would have it that day, a first day newbie nobody groundie yelled not on the fence! Ran in and pushed the little bitty thing back where it came from and into the primaries, which arced together, fused n melted apart, to fall dancing onto the streets below!
I was stunned at the suddenness of going from a dangerous job well done n over, to a nightmare realized and running for my traffic paddle, dialing 911 on my cell phone, fury with well intentioned rookies and their spontaneous instincts.
It ain't over till it's over, and take your boots off at home, are the two lessons I was taught that humiliatin day.