We received a call the other day from our electric company to inform us that our electric pole was "compromised". They came to replace it. Five trucks arrived (picture shows only two). We watched in awe as them lowered the line, removed various attachments from the pole, then pulled it out and put a new one in. Five men worked for about two hours. The amazing thing to me was how each had a specific job and how smoothly it went. By "compromised" it was that it was rotting in the ground. Our electric company is very proactive in that they inspect poles and also remove tree branches that might fall on the lines in a storm.
The yard light on top of this pole lights automatically at dusk. That is fine except when we are sitting around the fire and trying to see the stars. So a couple of years ago we asked a neighbor's son who is an electrician to install a switch so we could turn it off. The supervisor of this work crew told us that this is illegal. Gerry explained that his wife wanted to see the stars. They were kind enough to put it back up. Guess we are not going to jail for our illegal acts.
It is hard to see in the picture, but Gerry was out there watching the entire show.