A Shocking Turn Of Events

Our week started off something really cool and then we had a shocking turn of events. Roscoe explains all.

A shocking turn of events

Remember we told you the company that marked underground cables showed up at our house on Saturday? We had been told the fence company was coming to install the fence on Tuesday, but they showed up Monday instead. We wanted to supervise, but suggestions were made the project might go faster if we snoozervised from the house instead.

Boy, were they wrong.

Things were going great until, in what we would describe as a shocking turn of events, the lights flickered in the house. Apparently it’s really bad for an augur to penetrate the electric feed to the house. Even we haven’t tried that one (though Typhoon was taking copious notes). No one was hurt, but the fence company wasn’t happy the underground cable locators missed one—a big one.

A short while later, we had three big utility trucks at our house and a crew widening the hole the augur had started. They worked for several hours, spliced in a new line, tested everything at the meter, and powered us back up. We think the crews at Duke Energy rock—Thanks guys!

So, as of this writing, we had electricity, a lot of fence poles sticking in the air, and a promise the fence crew will return on Tuesday to finish the job. Paws crossed.

P.S.—This might have stressed Hu-Dad a wee bit with his deadline to turn in his next novel to his editor looming tomorrow. We’ll keep things light with some zoomies and wrestling matches. Why is he mumbling he can’t wait for the fence to be done?

6 Comments

  1. tammyj on June 30, 2021 at 9:07 am

    bless you Hu Dad.
    take a deep breath and exhale… and repeat… XO

  2. Koda, Hazel and their Mom Sue Verschneider on June 29, 2021 at 9:22 am

    Oh goodness. See if you had been able to snooter out the situation, the line might not have been missed but hey all ended well. And speaking of buried lines and fence installations, my husband it the”marked” cable line a few weeks ago helping get my daughters fence put up.

    Typhoon did you hear any special words used, as we did Lolol

    Good luck on your next book Hu-Dad. You just have the patience of Job -book writing and rambunctious dogs in the house. Oh myyyyy

    • The Thundering Herd on June 29, 2021 at 9:37 am

      Typhoon’s looks of disdain are usually filled with expletives.

  3. Debbie and Ruby on June 29, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Hopefully all goes well today. No electricity in hot weather is a real pain.

  4. NAK's Mom on June 29, 2021 at 8:10 am

    Trained professionals no doubt!

    Humans….can’t live with ’em…can’t live without ’em…can’t stuff in a sack

  5. Jean B Burkhardt on June 29, 2021 at 7:24 am

    Hu-Dad I LOVE the part where Typhoon is taking copious notes! I WONDER WHY you were a wee bit stressed??? NOT FUNNY. I am happy your electric back on because it’s very warm here so we need the AC for sure. Our paws are crossed too that your fence will be completed TODAY!! BOTH you and the Herd will be super happy!

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