Last week, there was a power failure here in Boulder, which gave me the opportunity to put my music recording project on hold and get in a few hours of acoustic guitar practice. Of course, I had a nap, also.
After a while of no power, my wife decided to call Rocky Mountain Power to check out the power outage status. Suzy found out that everyone’s power had been restored except for ours. She left a message with the power company and within 15 minutes a fellow called us back to verify that our power was still out. We said, “yes.” He said there will be someone out pronto and indeed there was!
After checking our power pole and transformer box, the situation required further help. Within a short time, we had three trucks and four friends of ours working to restore the power to our home. The wind was blowing a bit, there was intermittent rain and it was getting late. There were lights shining on the power pole, there were a couple of guys in cherry pickers working around high voltage and I was inside out of the weather. At 9 p.m., the power came on and we were very happy!
I wish to thank everyone who worked on restoring our power that evening and everyone else that works for Rocky Mountain Power. We often take our utilities for granted... we shouldn’t. Dangerous work requires our gratitude. Thanks guys!
Lars Michnevich, BoulderFor the complete article see the 04-27-2012 issue.
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