IT started out like any other pandemic day, with one exception we found a new way to entertain our Autistic son Danny. Why we did not think of it sooner is beyond us as we have bought him toys like this before. Well we got him a radio remote car to help with his hand eye co-ordination and to just give him something to do out side besides kicking or tossing a ball around.
Great right I know, so we go out I give him time to get use to the car. then I start giving him task like I would drive car down the sidewalk away from us and he would have to bring it back. Great right I know then it happens. What happens you say? well we are in front of house by the Con-ed pole by driveway driving the car when we hear a loud cracking noise. What was that I say as our upstairs Neeighbor pulls up. All of a sudden wham the whole top of the Con_Ed pole comes tumbling down. just snaps right at the top above the street signs into the street. Sparks start flying everywhere and my neighbor is trapped in her car. We were lucky as hell because it fell in to the street instead of back our way which would have meant and obituary for me and Danny if it had. the car facing the worng way is my neighbor. I am standing now right in front of the house by my driveway where I was when it cracked and then fell. You cannot see it but across the street it started a hedge fire and burned it’s way into the street. It took Con-Ed about an hour to get the power off. This all happened at about 10:30 in the am. The rest of day no power and a great show of why we should be happy our police, Firefighters, Con-Ed, Verizon and Optimum are still on the job ready to act when needed.
What a great surprise and pleasure to see in the fleet of Con-Ed trucks to arrive we have an all new F750 show up. Driver explains it is one of the first and he has the pleasure of seeing how it will measure up and if Con-Ed should buy more. His answer to that question with me a lot better than the Freightliners that were on the scene in driving and handling and performance. Let me tell you it is quite a thing to watch as they labored well in to the night and early morning to get a new pole in and everything hooked up and power restored. they had the power back about 12am.
Never saw how they do the poles but it was quite interesting the way they use eye and hand and truck lift to co-ordinate set up and push the pole into the hole they dug for it. They came out and worked fast and efficiently to get the job done I thank them immensely for their dedication in this time we live in.
just a little message from the #ford family of why we are proud to be serving and who we are as a company, remember like I always say we are