Tuesday, July 4, 2017

High tension


The Electric Corporation had to send us this special crane, and we waited several hours without electricity as it drove over from Ashdod, the port city of the Mediterranean coast. 

Then they had to adjust the feet of the truck, to make it level and solid. 

Remember this post about the burning palm tree from last March? 
And this post on how the black dead tree was cut down? 
So the fire was the culprit!  Three months later the apparently frayed cable tore and ended up on the sidewalk. 

I know the technicians turn off the electric current for blocks around, but still, I always worry that the brave man on top might get zapped, God forbid!

Here he tried to "splice" the two ends of the cable.

But his helper on the ground later had to lift the cable up to him on a stick.

Oi, look how high he is, working hard to take up the slack and make it taut.

Leaning so far out of that cherry picker bucket. 
We all watched in awe.  

You can enlarge these pictures and see how the man is smiling through it all, as if to calm me, the Worrying Jewish Mother.
Thanks electric company. You guys are always here when we need you.
Stay safe and may you never ever get zapped. 
(Linking to ABC Wednesday Z-day.)


Melody Steenkamp said...

What an impressive job those workers have... one should not fear the hights ;-)

Looking forward to may welcome you with your new entrie in the new home of ABC at http://abcwednesday.com ofcourse!
Have a wonderful ABC-day / -week
Melody (abcw-team)

Alice said...

Oh my! stay safe , you don't want to get zapped .

Cloudia said...

Yes, bless the utility workers!

Anonymous said...

i have a palm tree that tall, but not near wires. i'd hate to see it burn.

Shooting Parrots said...

For me the most impressive thing is that wonderful blue sky.

Ida said...


William Kendall said...

That takes great care.

Roger Owen Green said...

The cherry picker LOOKS like a Z!


Hels said...

I too would have been checking that the technicians turned off the electric current for blocks around!! Those men are very brave.

Karl Demetz said...

These guys are very brave !

Ann said...

We really don't think of them too often but when our lights are out we love them. Thank goodness for their training.

Joy said...

Happily they had nice blue skies under which to work their magic.

Kay said...

That is so very scary looking! I have a fear of heights so that would terrify me. I sure hope he gets a good salary for his hard work. I love that he was smiling at you.