Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Sunday, 15 January 2012

No Power,No Blog, No Dinner to Cook.

No blog, no power for hours today, we had the good old kiwi standby, fish and chips, then watched TV with generator power. Three homes here, we all feed off the same pole, had the power cut off after someone ran into the concrete power  pole. No-one badly  injured, but there were  the police, the  ambulance, fire brigade and power company. They finished the power pole installation and check list in the dark.  Wonderful men who have been on standby all  week after huge winds, volunteer men with the fire-brigade, some of them were here last November,Police men who came rushing with  sirens going, road closed as the power cable was dangerously  low over the road.We can be so thankful for all services who come,assist, comfort people, and hold their hands.
I am not the only one who has had problems with blogger, cannot open another blog, cannot post a comment. Maybe  Wordpress would be better.
Keep watching, I see that #100 will be coming up soon. I will have something for a kiwi reader, and something that can be posted overseas to anywhere in the world. Watch for details, snippets of what the chosen gift will be !!
On that note, my blog has opened up so much of the world to me,friends, news, I learn of other countries, their winter scenes, travel, quilting, photography,  and all other interests,
  and now wonder " What did I do before this?"
DO NOT ask Hugh about this thought please !!!

Quotation of the day,  some fitting  words, that fit the day so well,
 the power board man walked back with me to our front door
to check that our  power was on, and all was safe to use again.
 and he commented on the light( via  generator power)  he could see through the window.

From Shakespeare, out of context from "Romeo and Juliet"
" But,soft! what light through yonder window breaks? "
Cheers from Jean.


By Hoki Quilts said...

Hi Jean, I too have been having problems trying to post comments on blogger and for a few days I couldn't even put up a post on my own blog! I wonder if this is just a kiwi problem? Maybe the #8 wire broke somewhere, lol.
Shame about your loss of power but so satisfying to know that emergency services come running and fix things quickly.
yummm fish and chips.
hugs - Miche'le

Cliff Hutchings said...

What more could a man ask for????..... Ah Jean the amswer is of course a beautiful forgiving wife and Hugh is lucky in having you to take that place.Love the photos of the Lily flower The thing I miss most here in Queensland is the flowers Dad used to grow.
Cheers to all, Cliff Hutchings