Sadly, This Counts As Progress. The Sequel.


powerlinesWe are both surprised and delighted to announce that the offending utility pole has now been moved.  For those of you new to our little project in the field, here’s a quick recap :

August 20, 2012 – First call to Central Maine Power

September 6, 2012 – Infamous “Those Aren’t Our Poles, You Need To Call Fairpoint” conversation.  We dragged Britney Spears into that one.

January 17, 2013 – Poles Installed (On the Wrong Side of the Road)

April 9, 2013 – Wire On The Poles (On The Wrong Side Of The Road)

April 13, 2013 – The leader of the pole people calls to tell us that the poles are on the wrong side of the road.

May 22, 2013 – The pole is moved to the right side of the road.

All in — 275 days to get the utility poles into place on the right side of the road.  Nine months and 2 days.  Good times.

We have no idea when we might get around to actually having electricity.  Right now the framing crew is working off a small bank of gas generators.  When you look from across the field, you can see a little dark emission cloud hovering over the site.  (Steve says it reminds him of “Shanghai, but with pine trees.”)


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