At The Greenhouse, where I work as the assistant to the principal and where the boys attend school, there is a problem with an electrical pole.

I work part-time, but on Wednesday’s the principal isn’t there, so I fill her seat for the day.  Late last week, it was brought to her attention that the electrical pole inside the walls of the compound next to the junction box, was beginning to lean.  Within a few days, it was starting to fall over.  It’s the electrical company’s responsibility to replace the pole, however, when they came to look at it, they didn’t seem to be in a hurry to replace it.  The termites here are like the ones on cartoons where they literally buzz the object right before your eyes.  As you can see in the picture, the outside of the pole looks fine, but the inside was eaten by termites.

polejunction boxThe wonderful maintenance department with our organization came out and secured it with ropes so at least it can’t fall all the way to the ground having live wires on the ground.

Please pray with us that the electrical company will come quickly to replace the pole.


Here are the different things going through my head about leaning:

Leaning, Leaning, Leaning on the everlasting arms

George of the Jungle – Watch out for that pole!

Leaning pole of The Greenhouse

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4 Responses to Whoa!

  1. Jill Gruber says:

    Yikes, be safe!

  2. Pop-pop says:

    we will be praying the electric company arrives quickly and that there are no injuries.

  3. MawMaw says:

    You have quite the portfolio full of precarious looking situations–i.e., banana overload on car, livestock overload in vehicle, boards propping up car during mechanic work, etc., etc. Stay safe!

  4. Pingback: Electrical Pole Update | D squared + J squared = Anderson

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