I always try to find something 'right' that has happened in the past week and yesterday I did just that. You may remember me saying the Council was gradually putting underground power into our suburb and about a month or two back it was actually connnected to our house so no more wires coming from the light pole over to our roof so now trees can grow without causing problems.
Yesterday I awoke at about 7am and as I was lying in bed I could hear a faint sound that went on for about half a hour. Sort of like a motor running so I realised some time of machinery must be doing something nearby.
I forgot about it until later in the day I looked out to the street from our front verandah and realised we no longer had wires running from pole to pole in our street. Fantastic news and now waiting for the power poles to be removed as well. What could be more 'right' than not only having underground power to our house than at last having no power poles any more? So 'right' for us.
Hang on though as there is a bit of a downside to this. Last night there was virtually no moon so after dark I peeked outside and it was PITCH BLACK. You couldn't see your hand in front of your face!! When Phil went out to close our gate before going to bed it was so dark he had to use a torch!! I had noticed there were about 3 new street lights up the other end of our street and they are working but the one closer to us is not and there is still quite a gap without a street light at all. One can't help wondering why they would take out the original lights without adequate new lighting being available. Our end of the street is now dangerously dark.
I've decided I won't get my knickers in a twist but give them a few days and see what happens. If no more street lights installed then yours truly will be on the phone asking what? why? when? Up till now everything has gone smoothly so a little patience may be needed as it is with everything these days.