pooflady wrote:I think I would have been in the Marriott six nights. I wouldn't be able to stand the heat. Are you one of the last to have power restored?
Yeah, I don't know if we're last. The worst thing for us is just that you can't know what's up- we pretty much had to stay there until it was finally clear that we had arrangements with the electricians to come on Monday morning to rebuild the wiring on the outside of the house- see, the storm blew a big branch down and knocked down the electric wires from the pole to the house- it also knocked the meter to the ground and all the heavy pipe and stuff that they have to put all over it so people don't steal it.
Anyway, that stuff all has to be put back up by me, on my expense, ( about $1000) before the power company will come back and connect it back up.
So, the electricians finished on Monday afternoon, about 2:00 PM.
The power company says, fine, we'll connect it back up at about 5:00. oh, that's 5:00 A.M.
I said, OK, do you have a plan for the broken branches that are hanging over it? Because if there's any wind, it's all coming back down again.
(Forecast: severe thunderstorms and high winds this evening, and tomorrow afternoon and evening)
They said, what branches? This is after I pointed them out to 3 different PEPCO representatives, and discussed them with 2 other representatives. Ineplicably, none of this info got to the people it needed to go to.
regardless, about 10:00 this morning they came. Then they ordered up some tree guys. They came about 11:00. Then they ordered a street crew, who came about 11:30. They directed traffic while the tree guys started lopping off branches. by 12:30 the tree was cut out of the way, and the "heavy-up" electricians were done reconnecting us, and it was all over for PEPCO. We still have to get the phone line off the yard, and we have to get the cable gone somehow. We don't use it, and it's going to be hard to get Comcast to hang it back up since we use DirecTV.
We also have a bunch of brush and limbs to get rid of.
and this is just the aftermath. I haven't even told you about what the storm was like...