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.”)