WE ARE WORKING ON THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ON TUESDAY, THIS IS TO ADVISE YOU THAT
THE ELECTRICAL SUPPLY TO YOUR HOUSE
WILL BE SHUT ON TUESDAY BETWEEN
8.00 AM AND 3 PM.
WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
YOUR POWER SUPPLY COMPANY
So we boiled the jug before 8 AM and filled up a large thermos flask to make the occasional cup of tea. The Blogger had a medical appointment and I turned off all my computers and got stuck into my book until the utility vehicles arrived around 9 o'Clock.
Four vehicles arrived including a couple of very large cherry pickers acompanied by 5 Energex workers and a couple of traffic coordinators.
We have a transformer at the edge of our property that transforms the power from 16,000 Volt down to 340/415 Volt, our household currency.
I went downstairs and asked one of the linesmen what they were doing. He told me that they were installing remote censoring equipment, so that the transformer can be monitored from their control room.
One of the men was working, standing on the crossbar which didn't look all that safe from where I was standing on my deck.
A second man then climbed a ladder and installed the sensor box below the transformer.
From an earlier post, you may remember that we frequently had possums walking over the transformer at night, which tripped the electricity supply and ended their cute little lives. After complaining, they came and fitted those PVC caps over the connections and we haven't had any problems with possums since.