Better And Better

If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Power line down.

Just when you think that you're getting used to the random arcing, the transformer will blow. I don't care how many times you've seen it; that'll still get your danged attention.

The hot wire literally catches the dirt on fire. The sand in the dirt begins making glass bubbles which remain on the ground until crushed the next day.

Live loose trailing wires in windy conditions are an ongoing problem. Blowing past the fire and police barricades to get to your family because you heard that there was "a fire in the yard" makes you a new source of problems. Prepare to meet Mr. Crankycop and his friend Firefighter SourFace. Seriously, you're better off stopping to ask the firefighter how best to approach your house. Sure you're worried about your family. But if we have to deal with a new problem, we're distracted from helping your family.

I love the smell of a freshly-popped road flare.

35 degrees? Not a problem. 35 and a 20 mph north wind? Kinda raises your skirts a bit.

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At Wednesday, November 12, 2014 8:54:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Hopefully you weren't in a kilt!!! Tad nippy if you were... :-)

At Thursday, November 13, 2014 10:53:00 AM, Blogger LCB said...

Reminds me of the time in the ole paper mill when we lost power and blew most of our panels. Out on the street we could see a residential transformer on fire: green flame.

We called the city (utility), they'd show flame. They'd leave and the flame would come back. This went on 3 or 4 times until finally the transformer just blew up. I think they were de-energizing the line, which put out the fire, then the line was re-energized and the fire came back. Since we didn't have anything to do, it made for an entertaining night.

Stay safe out there!!!


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