Monday, January 16, 2012

Did you say woodpeckers?!

Every winter, with the first rain, my little old house in the hills gets Internet connectivity problems and my phone often dies for days or weeks.
Whether this may have played a hand in Google's lock-down on my blog for a week I don't know.
But I know I was over-joyed to find this telephone infrastructure man out on the street a few days ago!

Bless his heart, Yossi was patient with all my questions and picture-taking.
He worked for hours out in the cold.
The Bezeq man replaced the old cables on the two wooden poles nearest my house.

Yossi showed me how the cables were full of holes.
Can you believe?! He said woodpeckers made the holes, thinking the cables were the commonly used black drip irrigation tubes!
The birds were hoping to get a drink of water!
Well, it made good fodder for the blog, this story, but I am still waiting for my telephone to work properly.
Thank you Yossi, you tried, and I appreciate your dedication.
Now it's time to wait for another Bezeq technician, but from a different department.
(This is not a grand tour but it has been very much "my world" these past weeks, so I will add it to Our World Tuesday meme.)


Joyful said...

Wow! To think that woodpeckers affected your connectivity. I would never think of that. I hope your problems are resolved soon.

eileeninmd said...

Those darn woodpeckers, but you just got to love them anyway. Great post. I hope your phone is working soon.

NixBlog said...

That's quite amazing! Hope the connectivity problems are resolved soon. Great candid photos.

crystal said...

Birds are so smart :) Glad your problems are resolving.

Cloudia said...

Very much like the issues living on the boat. SO cushy here in a big building - ah!

Really glad to have you among us once more, cuz, Dina

Aloha from Waikiki
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Anonymous said...

i must say i love your blog and read it every time you update. i too have had no phone since saturday. it's still not back today. shalom. Fran

Theanne said...

Woodpeckers looking for water...and how adaptable they are to have learned that black tubing holds water...well most of the time anyway! Regret that your problem is not resolved yet, hope you have a phone sooner than later! Enjoyed the post and the photos!

Kay said...

It's really amazing to think that woodpeckers do this. Much as I used to find woodpeckers fun to look at, I'm glad they're not here in Hawaii. We have enough problems as it is.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Woodpeckers are smart. I see them poke out holes in power poles to hide acorns.

I've got a post up you might enjoy. It's the first jewish section of Los Angeles - Boyle Heights.

Kay L. Davies said...

I've never heard of such a thing. First they find out where there's water, then it's a case of mistaken identity. Super post, Dina. Sorry about your connectivity, however.

Red Nomad OZ said...

I never heard of birds doing that before! Lucky they didn't get electrocuted!!!

VP said...

The stupid beasts are so spoiled by modernity that they can't even drink 'unbottled' water anymore...

Spiderdama said...

This looks dangerous. I think all the wires off the walls in Israel looks dangerous.
But, interesting shots:-)