Saturday, March 18, 2017
Here is a picture of my little house (circa 1902) and, if you look closely you can see the unattractive but necessary wires that the electric company stretches from pole to pole above and in front of my house.
I tell you this as a lead in to the fiasco that has struck me since Wednesday of this week. Periodically Duke Energy hires a tree cutting company to cut back the limbs of trees that get too close to their wires and they were at it this week. Here is a picture of my front yard as they were working and before the clean-up:
So far, so good. The only problem was that when I went to use my computer it wouldn't come on. Then, when I picked up my phone to call the tech people I realized that the phone was dead too. Yep, you guessed it … the tree crew had cut my phone line.
I tracked down the boss man Vince and, with his help, we contacted Century Link and they assured us they would have a repair man out by no later than 6 pm. Once again, I'll bet you guessed it ...by noon the next day they were still a no-show. Luckily Vince was able to re-connect the wire and I was back in business except, as he was the first to explain, it was definitely just a stop gap and the phone company men would need to re-connect me to their standards.
It is now 9 am Saturday morning as I write this and. after many phone calls and a blistering letter to the company, I am still waiting …