Jeff met with the hydro guy on Monday and he said by September we’ll have power from the road and it will be a low voltage line so they don’t have to clear out every single tree and will try to save the nice oak tree if they can. They also agreed to leave one of the old skinny poles heading back up into the woods for us so we can put up the bat box I got from Uncle Joe Stock!
Yesterday my webcam security cam showed that the hydro guys were up the driveway at least 3 times in pick up trucks, but didn’t seem to do more than survey.
And today, just now, the line truck just pulled up with the chipper on the back!
Oddly enough, after a lot of blank stares, Jeff and I both separately realized we called them “hydro” trucks and hydro lines – I guess because of “Ontario Hydro” and the fact our electricity in Ontario historically came from hydro-electric facilities. (guessing that is why). Here no one uses the word “hydro”. They call them power trucks and the company is called “Nova Scotia Power”. (In these photos, the truck is from a contractor that is doing the brush clearing around here).