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Merry Christmas (Part 2)



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.

Harold to the Rescue

Harold to the Rescue

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!

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. emhuze609 #


    Thanks to Harold.. All Is Well.. Yay!!

    Merry Christmas.. Part 2 Yay!!


    December 26, 2015
  2. Yeah, when Harold put on his thick rubber gloves so he could work on a live circuit — I stepped back.

    December 26, 2015
  3. #

    So, apart from an overheated electrical box, I hope your Christmas was merry and bright. Good thing your neighbor spotted the smoke. So where the heck is that magic wand when you need it? We’re having some rather mild weather here………….well, mild for Wisconsin. Grass is still green and some folks even have some spring flowers blooming. I spotted some purple finches at our birdfeeder the other day. All that will end soon as the weather forecasters are predicting rain and sleet for Wednesday. Have a Happy New Year!!! Kath

    December 27, 2015
    • Your mild weather is about to take a powder. Bundle up.

      December 27, 2015

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