August 6, 2017
The climbers are half-way up the poles, tools dangling from their belts. They arrived this morning in a white truck festooned with ladders, buckets, and tools of the trade. Iím not sure why they are here. We have not had any power interruptions. Perhaps they are here to give us a power interruption. I hope not. The sump pump in the basement needs a continuous supply of power. The last time the power was off it was out for three days and I was lucky to find a generator rental. It leaked carbon monoxide setting off the alarm in the kitchen.