For a while now, our telephone has had severe static and humming on it. At the time it started the orchards had just been watered, and the phone often hums after hard rains. I thought as soon as the ground dried it would go away, but it didn't. I reported it early this week and AT&T promised a fix by Friday.
Well, the technician showed up on Friday, sure as can be. So did the rain and the wind. The poor guy worked out in those conditions for well over an hour, trying this and that before coming to the conclusion they would have to replace a section of the buried line. Then he proceeded to lay a line on top of the ground
I got to thinking about all those workers back East who have been trying to restore power to thousands of people. They go out in the below 0 temperature, battling unforgiving roads and hypothermia and frostbite. I don't care if they paid a thousand dollars an hour, it isn't a job I would do. Or could if I would.
Can we hear a "God bless you!" and a "Thank you!" for all those folks?