Monday, November 5, 2012

A Sense of Humor

and there ya go!

We still are without power or phone service but miraculously our cable came back on last night.  My computer is working and I’m happy to be able to watch some real TV shows instead of DVD movies.  Our town has been making progress and half of the residents had power as of this morning.  Fully expecting to have power restored to the rest of the town today I was optimistic. 

Alas, it was not meant to be.  This morning around 9 a.m. a landscaper’s truck hit a pole with a power line that had most of the town running.  So power has now been knocked out here in our town once again and parts of the next town over.  The schools, police department and town hall are now running on generators once more.  They have 35 new crews who just arrived from Massachusetts and a few crews from Quebec working on the problem.

Hard to believe but truth is stranger than fiction. Without a sense of humor I’d most likely be headed to an insane asylum by now.  You just can’t make this stuff up!

Until next time

Quote for Today
Things are never so bad they can't be made worse.  ~From the movie The African Queen


  1. Absolutely!! Love your quote of the day...we try to keep that in mind always. So glad you have some things up and running again. What would we do without tv?

  2. Just when you thought things were going to get better!

  3. I hope that landscaper had a good exit statagy. I'll bet there is a lynch mob looking for him:)

  4. if it wasn't for bad luck... ;-) but it could always be worse. hopefully this next storm won't be anything. hope they fix it soon!

  5. OMG, you are right, you can't make this stuff up. All you can do is laugh--insanely.

    Guys from Missouri are on my road doing repairs. No promises but there's a chance we may be back in power by sometime tomorrow.

    Landscaper...wonder how many jobs he's going to get next year. *sigh*

  6. At this point could you do anything other than laugh?

  7. Wouldn't want to be that contractor...

    Hoping it's a quick repair to return your power, and yes - that this new storm doesn't amount to much. At least you have your "opiate of the masses" back. I find tv very helpful in times of stress. :D

  8. Poor landscaper dude who hit the gas a wee too hard but they say there is a reason for everything. Hope all is well soon and dude gets a different job for the sake of everyone.

  9. Your quote is painfully descriptive. Accidents do happen, but has enough time gone by to enjoy the humor? Good luck, tomorrow!

  10. OOOPS! I would really hate to be that guy. You're right, you really have to have a sense of humor to get through that. Being all mad and upset doesn't change anything. (easier said than done)

  11. Oh no! Well... hang in there a little longer. I sure hope this early season weather gets all this over with quick and everyone can enjoy a quiet, serene, winter season.

  12. Love the quote! Glad to see that you still find the humour in what could be a very depressing situation. I feel for the landscaper. Poor guy. This will be hard to live down.

    Crews from Quebec?? Canadian, eh? :-) They may appreciate "Merci beaucoup pour votre aide!"

    Fingers crossed that you have power tomorrow!

  13. What a let down! I hope you are back in power soon. I understand the simple comfort of watching television. We hooked the generator up to the Xbox for a little while because we were sick of sitting in the dark.

    Let's hope that next storm is a wash.

  14. Frustrating! I grew up in south Texas - hurricane country - and I have an inkling of your trauma! I probably didn't have your sense of humor though ; )
    - The Equestrian Vagabond

    1. Hi Merri,

      Without a sense of humor I don't think I would have made it through in one piece.


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