JAN & ME: Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way . . .
OUR NEIGHBOR: Hey, your electrical box is smoking !!!
JAN & ME: Where’d our power go?
Yes, indeed, when we went outside to check, there was smoke coming out of the top of our electrical pedestal.
We pulled all our breakers and called the campground for help.
Long story short . . .
One of the buried power line “legs” fried. It seems someone (who shall remain nameless) dumped salt water from our water softener near the power pedestal yesterday.
Because the campground power cables are 20+ years old, one of the cables didn’t take well to being drowned in a solution of highly conductive salt water. C’est la vie.
The guys from the campground had it fixed in a jiffy, and we — along with several other park models — were up and running again.
Ho! Ho! Ho!