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Thread: To thank the linemen

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    Super Member barri1's Avatar
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    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..

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    Thanks to everyone for leaving home to help out others- linemen, rescue workers, animal shelter volunteers, too.

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    I to am glad that there are those who thank our linemen for their long hard hours. My brother has been in Pa since before the storm hit, and today he moved to NJ. He will probably be there several more weeks. We often forget that all these guys sacrifice, but their families put in just as much sacrifice dealing with all their problems on the home front while the linemen are gone doing what they do best. I saslute you all.

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    So glad you are safe and have your power back on. I live in central Alabama and was on the interstate going south back toward my house a couple of days after the storms hit up there. It was dark and there wasn't an abundance of traffic but I saw a solid line of something coming toward me heading north so I kept watching until they got closer to see why it appeared they must be traveling together. There were almost 20 power trucks heading north from Alabama Power. It just did my heart good to see them. I've also seen crews from up north coming into Alabama after the bad tornadoes went through here. Those crews do give up a lot to help those in need and we're thankful for them also. Hope this last round of storms doesn't bring any problems your way.

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    Yes, a million thanks to those guys doing such difficult and dangerous work!
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