I cannot believe that I did not think to do this earlier in the year but as they say better late than never, right.
Last week different area of the country was hit with a snowstorm. It was a bit unpredictable; at least it was to me, as I was still rocking my sweatshirts and jeans. Heck I have not even purchased my winter coat yet because it seem as if there was not a need for one.
Boy was I mistaken well for a few days I was mistaken. Because just like that we received like six to eight inches of snow, overnight. That quick. One day it was warm for this time of year and everyone was hoping and even believing that this may be a mild winter after the few winters we have to deal with that arctic blast. Nevertheless, behold within thirty-six hours we were digging our way out snow again.
What is worse is the tree in between my house and the neighbors had ten limbs break off it due to the heavy snow and ice. When it fell, it fell onto the power line that runs between our homes. For a few days, our end of our block was without power. During the coldest days, we had this year, it was horrible. IF you have ever been through an ice and snowstorm without heat then you know how horrible that day and a half was for us. If you have not then count yourself as lucky because I would not wish that on anyone. No matter how many layers of clothes you put on you are never fully warm.
I called my power company but they said that they were backed up with all the power outages throughout the county. That it may take a little bit of time for them to send a crew out and take care of everything. They suggested that I have a tree service come out and remove the branches, limbs, and tree if need be. Then call them back to restore the power. I was also informed that they really do not take care of limbs and branches such as that unless it is an emergency.
Lucky for me I just so happen to know someone at this great tree service company and they were able to come out fast to help us in our plight. Although they were swamp with calls throughout the entire city, due to the storm. They were able to make it out to my house for some tree removal by the next day I called. I really expected to have to wait, but they really understood how extremely cold it is and how dangerous it could be to not have any heat in this type of weather.
The tree service company came out and took care of the limbs and branches. Safely removed them from the power lines without any incident. As soon as they showed, I called my power company. I knew that it would take some time for them to make it to my house, hopefully if I can time everything right they can be pulling as the tree service company is wrapping everything up.
I am a logistic genius. Just as the tree service people was passing the last branch through the wood chipper guess who pulls up. None other than the power company. They quickly worked and restore the power back to my street.
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