This pole gets a lot of use in photos. It's convenient since it is located in a corner adjacent to four backyards including ours. It is not unusual to catch a glimpse of a bird, a cat, a squirrel, a possum, a rat or a cable TV guy navigating up or down the pole.
I can only think of one time in the past 19 years that there was actually an electrical lineman on the pole. I remember that because it was 1 AM and I called the utility. We lost half the electrical circuits in the house. Turned out the wire in one phase had broken.
An hour and a half later, we had a new service drop to the house. I offered the lineman a big slug of whiskey, but, he declined because he had another trouble call. All the linemen I ever worked with needed a shot of whiskey before working a pole; primarily to steady their hands!
Bakersfield, California 2007
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