Raining and Sitting Around Waiting For the Power Guys to Fix Our Power

Wednesday January 11, 2023 Guerneville CA.

Rainy day

Yep, more rain today. It rained all day long and is still raining, but that’s ok.rain

 

Repair guys

I heard a truck out on the road where the power switch was that was out, but it was only the cable guys trimming some stuff, but that  meant the real power guys would be here soon.workers

 

Rain gauge

I checked the rain gauge. Lately we’ve been getting about three inches a day.rainguage

 

Chainsaw

As long as it was raining all day, I decided to try and stay home and give my body a rest as it’s pretty sore from all the work and exercise I’ve been getting.

I, at least gassed and oiled up the chainsaw for next time.saw

 

Lost oil cap

During the process of adding the chain oil, I discovered I’d lost the black oil cap somewhere up  in the forest where I was working, somewhere. I’ll have to go back up there and hunt for it. I was in a lot of places so it might be lost.oiler

 

In the mean time, I had another chainsaw that I could steal parts off, so I got it out and took off the oil cap. That took care of that project.saws

 

I hung around in the house most of the day, with occasional trips outside to check on stuff.

I gave the chickens some extra food today. Not that they really needed it as they seem to like to go out in the rain to feed as long as it’s not raining too hard.

At last, the power guys

I was checking the power company’s power outage web page, around three PM, when it said the power repair guys were on the way, which was a good sign, so I listened for them

Eventually I heard a truck out there and went out to chat a bit and see what was going on.powerguys

 

Most of the power guys had already gone by with their big trucks and were up the road repairing the damages. I heard there were a couple big trees that fell on their lines.

A this time, seven PM, they are still working up there and they said the power should be restored by ten PM, so I’m hopeful as I’m getting tired of hearing generators.

Nice day.

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6 Responses to Raining and Sitting Around Waiting For the Power Guys to Fix Our Power

  1. Gaelyn says:

    Hope you are powered back up.

  2. Patsy Irene says:

    Glad to hear your power is being restored.

  3. Judith says:

    3 inches a day sounds do-able. For a little while. But since you’re uphill, maybe for a long while. Been so long since it’s rained 3″ in one day here…..I can’t even imagine it. Sigh. Hope they get the lights on soon….at least they are on the job to do it!!

  4. Nancy K says:

    Yup that’s quite a bit of rain. It’s flooding in my town … hoping I’m just out of range. Lucky you are on a hill! Don’t work too hard … and good luck finding that cap. Hope your power is back on now. Funny how much we depend on that!

  5. A James says:

    Bob,with all the trees in your area you & your brother might look into investing in one of the “quiet series” of generators- Honda for one makes up to about 4500 – electric start + fuel efficient.Glad y’all are in a safe location- sure feel for all those folks displaced in your state.All the best.

    • Bob says:

      That’s a good idea, but too late as we already ordered one. It seems like they mostly make them quiet by putting a box around them, so that’s a possibility. I guess it really depends on just how often we might have to use it. This time was the longest we’ve had to use it so far.
      Thanks,
      Bob

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