The repairmen who worked on fixing the mess from the fallen power line, pointed out that the transformer was ancient and should be replaced...but given how far behind Excel Energy was in replacing transformers, it would probably have to explode and catch on fire first (setting both my house and the neighbor's house, along with my wife's art studio on fire in the process--because all these buildings are that close together and one of them is directly under the telephone pole that the transformer is on).
And every time that other repairmen and electricians have been out in the alley since then, they would remark, "Damn, that is not good."
|...how how many dinosaurs...|
|...nested on top of this transformer.|
And I overhear "that tree probably saved that transformer..." which I really hoped did not refer to this transformer.
Then they moved on, and I went back to pretending to get ready to take photos while actually thinking about and outlining my latest bit of fiction (an Ancient Egyptian story).
Yesterday, we got a message on the answering machine from Excel saying, "Tomorrow you will experience a brief three hour power blackout while we work on a transformer in your neighborhood."
Oh could it be that they were going to replace the transformer at last?
Well, I wasn't holding my breath.
And today, this is what I saw when I went out and looked up at the transformer.
|A brand new transformer!|