Saturday, July 27, 2013
To Hell With the Trees
The electric wires hanging in Alexandria are past ridiculous. And the theme continues when you head out in the opposite direction toward Great Falls and beyond. Whenever there is inclement weather, which seems to be more routine than not lately, the number of people who lose power is remarkable. It doesn't seem to matter what the season is - the ice and snow do as much damage as the wind and rain. One of the main reasons are all the trees that are sculpted around the above hanging wires. Many of the wires have years of vines growing across them. But people around here love their trees. So much so that they refuse to have them cut until they are blown over, taking the power lines with them, directly into the roof of a house. We learned our lesson well while living in Milwaukee. All it took was one incident and anything that even looked vaguely like it might hit the house was removed. Luckily we have underground lines in DC. So I'm not going to worry about it. But someone else should.