It's Friday! Did you ever listen to Paul Harvey on the radio? I always loved hearing those words "Hello, Americans, it's Friday!" at the beginning of his Friday broadcasts. He was my favorite newscaster and I listened to him for years.
Today's Friday Favorite from the past is the old copper boiler in the photo above. Stormy had to get herself in the picture, but I think you can see enough of the boiler to tell what it looks like. I had to dump the magazines out and move it to a spot where the light was good enough to get a shot. The lighting in my house is never very good for photos.
My dad gave me many things, but he was never one to go to a store to pick out a gift for any of us. Many years ago, he came by my house and brought me the copper boiler that he had bought at a farm auction. He loved to go to estate/farm sales and often found a very good bargain. I was the very happy recipient of this bargain! It's great to put magazines and books in and it's one of my favorite things that my dad gave me.
Dad's birthday was on March 2 and he would have been 100 years old tomorrow, so I thought it was fitting to share a favorite treasure from the past that he had given me.
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The snow just can't seem to completely stop falling. We have had a few flurries each day since the second 12 inch snow that fell Tuesday. My lineman hubby has been working very long hours helping to restore power to the rural areas. A couple of nights he got in around 2:30 am and was back to work at 7 am the next morning. He actually got in at 11:30 last night and went in again at 7 this morning. He told me that about all they had left to get hooked back up were some individual outages.
Most of the people are very grateful for all the hard work the lineman do in this bad weather. But, there's always a few who have to get mad and say stupid things. They just don't have any idea what these men have to do to get the job done and in difficult weather conditions and on very little sleep. One man posted on Facebook that "if the linemen would quit sitting on their butts in their trucks and actually work, then maybe the power would get restored sooner."
Well, fella, just in case that was my hubby you saw "sitting on his butt doing nothing", he didn't have his usual bucket truck but was in a lighter truck and had seen a downed wire that was also a hot wire, meaning energized, and was watching to make sure no one got into it and got electrocuted. He was also waiting on a bucket truck to come so that particular line could get rehung. I know all this because he took the opportunity while waiting to call me to check in and see how things were at home.
Sorry, I had to get that off my chest. As I said, most folks are grateful for the linemen who work long hours in less than ideal conditions to get power restored. They know how badly people want power. Some of the linemen live in the country themselves, so they know what it's like to not have power, too. We have had other co-ops send crews to help out, it's been that bad.
Hope your weekend is a good one. I know someone who will probably want to sleep the entire weekend!
Until next time...