This is a shout out tonight to my friends on the other coast. How y’all doing? You all have been in my mind all day long. We’ve been seeing the photos and hearing the reports and it helps keep me from complaining about the roof leak we’ve got again from all the rain pouring down here. We’ve still got a roof.
Working at a power company takes any “fun” out of storms. I used to enjoy the small ones a little bit but that was long ago before getting on at the electric company. You know what’s coming – you start to feel it in your bones – when a storm is blowing in. You know how inconvenienced people are going to be without power, you start planning for 24 hour work days and you start hoping – praying – that no customer or hard-working employee will be hurt or killed from any downed power line. We all take it very seriously and frankly, I’m always proud of our efforts. It’s incredibly hard work to be out there in horrible conditions and our line crews step up and do it. Hallelujah.
So I personally know how hard the work is and what they are facing back east. With that much devastation it must be hard to even know where to start. I’m really proud to share that even our little utility out here on the other coast is sending two of our crews in to help. The east coast utilities put the appeal out for any crews that could be spared and we are one of the utilities that answered the call. It’s not about the money for these guys or the utility, it’s about helping others out when they are down and the pride that comes from the work they – we – do.
Once again I tell you, utility employees are cool. Our crews, and a bunch of others are on their way. Hang in there east coasters!