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Thank you so much. My oldest son is a lineman. He's been many different places since he started working 4 yrs. ago. I am very proud of him. Glad you have power now.
Peace is one of His greatest gifts.
I was going into a local 7-11 and saw a BGE man walking out. I called out to him and thanked him for restoring our electricity so quickly. Don't think he expected a thank you from the look on his face. When I receive good service I try to say thank you and tell managers. They always appreciate my comments.
Glad to hear your safe and think to thank all those workers from afar. There are only so many of them and so many miles of destruction it takes time to rebuild an electrical system. I went thru Charley in Fl. a small storm compared to Sandy and we didn't get power for 2 wks and it took a few yrs to rebuild it takes a long time. I'm glad to hear someone be grateful and I'm not one of those workers or married to one just someone who feels the same as you. Bless you. Sue
I know that 11 crew and 7 trucks were sent out from LV this morning from Nellis AFB. Glad they can help.
I have seen many of the trucks from all over, and some of the guys are sleeping in their trucks. Some of the guys are doing 16 hour shifts to keep things running. One cable guy was in his truck for a 16 hour shift to fill the generator every three hours to keep our cable running.. We felt good to bring him coffee, hot chocolate, and baked cookies..
Wisconsin Public Service sent several trucks and linemen to the East Coast to help out. They expect to be gone two to three weeks. We take electricity for granted until it is down. Take care and God bless.
My husband has been out there since day one working 16 hour days. There is so much frustration with how long this is taking to get everyone back to power. My frustration is not seeing my husband for 9 days! I will give him your kind words - thanks for remembering our linemen!
As we were driving home from Charlotte Friday afternoon, we were just south of the North Carolina border, when we saw a caravan of about 25 power trucks from South Carolina heading up there. Then further south we saw about 5 stragglers who I guess didn't make the caravan in time. We were pleased our power company, Duke Power, was sending trucks up there to help, as we remember in December, 2005, when we had a very bad ice storm and had over 3 million homes w/o power, we had trucks from all over the country coming our way to help out.
We were so thankful when Hurricane Ike hit the Houston area for all the help we were sent. A friend of mine would ride around with a big cooler in her car with ice and cold water and soft drinks. When she could, she would pull over and offer them to the workers. What a wonderful way to say thank you and they were all appreciative. Hopefully we will not go through this again for a LONG time but if we do, I will definitely fill a cooler for my car also!
Oh, she also offered them to police officers who were out doing traffic duty also.